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Alex Burrett

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Alex Burrett grew up in South Wales near Wordsworth’s Tintern Abbey. He’s been writing creative material since single figures. (Saying that, don’t most of us write creative material when we’re in single figures?) Work and leisure have taken him around a fair bit of Britain and Western Europe, over to the US a handful of times – with a couple of trips to the Eastern Mediterranean thrown in for good measure. In that time he’s scaled and fallen off cliff faces, played and got scared in fresh and salt water, loved, hated, got confused, inebriated, depressed and had moments of extraordinarily blinding clarity. His proudest boast is to be married to a magnificent woman and have four fantastic children.
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Axel is Free... opening chapters

Read the opening chapters to my latest novel 'Axel is Free' in the Bath Spa creative writing MA anthology.

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'Axel is Free' is the sequel to my 1991 novel 'The Titans'. The second instalment begins with protagonist Axel's release from prison for the hideous crime he committed at the end of the first.

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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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I would have given this five stars if I hadn't read Anna Karenina first. However, Tolstoy has raised the literary bar for me.

I liked the psychological exploration of the criminal's mind. (I have explored this theme at length in my novels.) However, I
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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I was constantly blown away by Tolstoy's ability to communicate the unique thoughts of interacting characters with brevity, personal perspective and precision.

Enough glowing words have already been written about this extraordinary work. So that's eno
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The Tunnel by Ernesto Sabato
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Comparing this work to Camus' L'Étranger, is like comparing a self portrait I've just scribbled in biro to Van Gogh's 1889 self portrait.

The Tunnel is intense. Intensely annoying and intensely tedious.
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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
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Awesome descriptive powers. Tight plot.
However, although a story of a woman's infidelity might have been hugely impactful at the time, even soap operas today are crammed with affairs. So the subject matter left me unmoved.
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The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
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Overwritten... but sprinkled with diamonds.
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The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
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Overwritten... but sprinkled with diamonds.
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
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The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
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This work exposed 500 years ago what online slacktivists are discovering today. Governments lie. Politicians use devious and cruel methods to gain wealth and influence. Citizens are pawns in their power games.

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“There’s nothing the rich fear more than a poor person with ideas and charisma.”
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“There’s nothing the rich fear more than a poor person with ideas and charisma.”
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“Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“In the selfsame day entered Noah … and every beast.” With a million or so species (There are more than a million known today.), the animals must have boarded at a rate of at least 10 pairs/second.”
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I wrote ‘My Goat Ate Its Own Legs’ in 2007 and 2008. ‘Fedw’ took 25 years. Poetry has been part of the rhythm of my spirit since much earlier – from t ...more
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