Author Archives: Kevin Donnelly

About Kevin Donnelly

I'm also known as Lawrence George, which is the name I write for Helium under. I think I ought to ditch my pseudonyms before I forget which one is me.

Creepypasta

I can’t quite work out why spooky internet stories are called “creepypastas”, except to say that there is a brilliant website of the same name. At http://www.creepypasta.com you can find a selection of horror and ghost stories, written in different … Continue reading

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The Club Einstein a Go Go

Years ago – I forget when, but I’m sure I’ve written about it since – I used to go to a club. It was a peculiar place, called the Einstein A Go Go. I think it finally closed down around … Continue reading

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The Confession and Absolution

The end of Nineteen Eighty-Four has Winston thinking to himself: He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O … Continue reading

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Father Smiley

An interesting connection – made many times, I’m sure – is that between John Le Carre’s spymaster George Smiley, and GK Chesterton’s priest detective, Father Brown. Both are, essentially, detectives (and in Smiley’s first two novels, Call for the Dead … Continue reading

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Farewell Norm

As anyone can tell by the long silence on this blog, we’re not committed or prolific bloggers. Norman Geras (http://normblog.typepad.com) however, was: he wrote his blog for 10 years, posting on politics, ideology, philosophy, literature, music and cricket among other … Continue reading

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The Spandau Ballet Dancer

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Flog It

Another reminder that Thoughtcrimes on Nineteen Eighty-Four, my collection of expanded, adapted and occasionally all-new blogposts discussing various aspects of Nineteen Eighty-Four, is on sale for the Kindle from Amazon priced at less than eight cans of Ace. Also on … Continue reading

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