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Dane Cobain

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in Sutton Coldfield, The United Kingdom
June 11, 1989

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Dane Cobain (High Wycombe, UK) is a published author, freelance writer, poet and (occasional) musician with a passion for language and learning. When he’s not working on his next release, he can be found reading and reviewing books for his award-winning book blog, SocialBookshelves.com, while trying not to be distracted by Wikipedia. His releases include No Rest for the Wicked(supernatural thriller), Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home (poetry) Former.ly (literary fiction), Social Paranoia (non-fiction), Come On Up to the House (horror) and Subject Verb Object (anthology).

Cobain’s love of words grew from an early age, whether he was rewriting the lyrics to pop songs or teaching his elder siblings – maths and computer science stud
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Oh, you actually want one? Here are a few from the flash fiction collection I've been working on.

THE LIBRARIAN SHIVERED as the thought hit her. Everyone has a last book after which they never read another, even if only because Death and his bleached bone hands arrived to take them away to the bookshop in the sky.

JIMMY’S STOMACH ACHE turned out to be something more serious. The acid ate its way out and he died in agony.

AS ENTERTAINERS GOT BETTER and better, people spent more and more time being entertained. Eventually, all that was left was entertainment – and the people starved in their seats as they entertained themselves into oblivion.

WHEN THE SCIENTISTS cured death, they thought it was the greatest advance the world had ever seen. It also turned out to be the biggest curse.

IT WAS THE SCARIEST horror story the world had ever seen. Marketing spent every penny of their budget without rustling up a single sale.

HER LIFE was like a bad book that never ended. And then one day it ended and suddenly it didn’t seem too bad after all.

THE WORLD ENDED on a Tuesday. But we were all so busy working we didn’t notice.

IT TOOK HIM FORTY YEARS, but Avinash finally quit smoking overnight, with no nicotine gum, e-cigs or patches required. It was little consolation to his family as they lowered the coffin into the ground.(less)
Dane Cobain Cats seem to have pretty good lives. They just sit around and wait to get fed. But I feel like I'd probably be a wolf - nocturnal, lonely and…moreCats seem to have pretty good lives. They just sit around and wait to get fed. But I feel like I'd probably be a wolf - nocturnal, lonely and misunderstood. And just a little cunning when I have to be.(less)
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No Rest for the Wicked

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"This book was AMAZING. I had to get used to the English words for things, because I am in the US. But once I got used to that it was great. This book makes you think about what Angels are and what they are meant to do. Dane, I am so glad to know y..." Read more of this review »
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Come and climb inside Andy Warhol’s mind as he talks about love, beauty and fame. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did, and his one-liners almost remind me of Oscar Wilde. Although I’m sure that was intentional.
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I have this problem with Gaiman where sometimes I love his stuff and sometimes I’m ambivalent. This one got off to a good start, but by the halfway mark I’d kind of lost interest. It reminded me of Johnny and the Dead by Terry Pratchett, and I’d rath ...more
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Okay, strap yourself in. This review is going to be interesting because of my system in which I match the word count of my reviews to the number of pages that a book has. The Passage has lots of pages and so I need to write a long review, but I reall ...more
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The actual plot here wasn’t particularly memorable, but the writing was beautiful and sucked you right into it. One of the more forgettable Penguin Mini Moderns, but there’s nothing wrong with it.
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This might sound like a collection of horror shorts, but the haunted boy here is haunted by something that he’s seen. It’s hard to describe the style but I enjoyed the stories in the collection. So yeah.
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“Like the brief doomed flare of exploding suns that registers dimly on blind men's eyes, the beginning of the horror passed almost unnoticed; in the shriek of what followed, in fact, was forgotten and perhaps not connected to the horror at all.”
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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
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Charles Bukowski
“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”
Charles Bukowski

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“It takes the average American four years of doctors' visits to spend as much time with their physician as they spend with their phone in a single day.”
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David Dennington Not sure if I thanked you for being a friend, Dane. No copy of my message came up. Anyway thank you again.
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