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2014-03-13 15:05:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
Book Post: When The Olives Weep
I've written a screenplay based on Olives - A Violent Romance . I have to tell you, it was a great deal of fun and a most fascinating exercise. And the first thing I did was give it the title I should have - if there were anything between my ears other than...
2014-03-12 08:32:46 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)
The Trams Are Coming! Switch Off Your Mobiles!
(Photo credit: Gerard Stolk (vers le Midi-Carême) ) According to Emirates 24x7 today , you will have to switch off your mobile when in the proximate area of a tram when the new Al Sufouh tramline opens for business. Why? How are they going to make that wor...
2014-03-09 16:00:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
The LitFest That Was
I suppose someone, somewhere will be expecting me to have something to say about the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. It was nice. Deon Meyer and Simon Kernick were great company (as were their lovely 'others') and we chatted outside the 'Green Room...
2014-03-05 11:33:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Would I like to write a 1,000 word short story for Time Out Dubai as part of their coverage of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature?
2014-03-05 11:29:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Gerald Lynch Short Story In Time Out Dubai Shock Horror
Would I like to write a 1,000 word short story for Time Out Dubai as part of their Emirates Airline Festival of Literature coverage? Sure, no problem. The story idea was in my head as I pressed 'end call'. 1,000 words (and a lot of slicing and dicing) later...
2014-03-03 07:53:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
Arabian Leopards Are Tarts
I took this pic in 2008. The picture in the National today shows matey clearly hasn't moved in the past six years. Nice wee story in The National today about how Sharjah's Arabian Wildlife Centre has been working to pull the Arabian Leopard back from the b...
2014-03-01 14:49:26 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
A second volume of blog posts from Fake Plastic Souks? Yes! Can you even CONTAIN your excitement?
2014-03-01 14:42:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
Fake Plastic Souks - The Fear Returns
I've gone and done it again. I couldn't help myself. I've published another collection of 'best of' posts from years passim of this marginal, silly little blog. At the time I did the first volume as a test file for a self-publishing workshop, I joked that i...
2014-02-25 13:48:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Three super cool things for the price of one! A link to my Emirates LitFest blog author interview AND a post about book clubs AND a whole load of new questions about 'Beirut - An Explosive Thriller' answered.
What more could you WANT? What MORE?
2014-02-25 13:36:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Book Post: I Love Book Clubs
(Photo credit: MEGATOTAL ) It's getting busy with the LitFest around the corner, interviews here, blogposts there. Here's a LitFest blog post in which I answer the immortal question, "Can you teach someone to be a writer or is it an inherent quality?" amo...
2014-02-24 08:34:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
Should authors have to deal with censorship? Do authors have responsibilities for the content they create - should they be answerable in any/many ways? This is the debate we're going to be having between three authors and the UAE's National Media Council - the body responsible for censorship in the UAE that has to read my books before they can be printed here.
It's taking place on the 8th March at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literarture. And it promises to be fascinating!!!
2014-02-24 06:00:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Emirates Airline Festival Of Literature Fun
(Photo credit: IsaacMao ) Saturday the 8th March will see me once again pretending to be an author at the LitFest. As well as my usual moderatin' and likely some radio stuff as well, I'm on a panel, "Of Spies, Conspiracy and Censorship", which promises to b...
2014-02-23 08:42:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
The Road Oop North - National Paints Opens Up
(Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Sorry, second post about traffic in a week, but we took the Mohammed Bin Zayed Road north from Dubai to Ajman yesterday - the day the northern section of the National Paints Widening project opened - and what a glorious ride it wa...
2014-02-21 08:50:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Book Review: Tatiana
(Photo credit: Mark Coggins ) Martin Cruz Smith's first big bang bestseller was Gorky Park, still held up as a remarkable example of the detective/spy thriller genre. My genre, in fact. The one I write in. And I happen to consider Mr Cruz Smith to be among ...
2014-02-19 10:29:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Traffic (Or The Increasing Mess On The Mileiha Road)
(Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Only a charlatan would post about the weather or traffic. It goes something like this. The construction of Sharjah's new 'middle road' linking the city centre to the Mileiha road has allowed the morning traffic to flow out to the ...
2014-02-18 07:20:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
The Childish Game Of Number Plates
(Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Sarah and I for some time now have been playing a most diverting and totally childish game - number plate spotting. It's remarkable how seriously a 'good number' is taken here in the Emirates - landline, PO Box, mobile, number pla...
2014-02-13 07:27:44 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)
I hadn't realised it, because I'm remarkably stupid, but I actually became the UAE's first self publisher - back in 1993. How about that?
2014-02-13 07:05:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Apropos Nothing (Or How I Became The UAE's First Self Publisher)
(Photo credit: Wikipedia ) When I first got involved in publishing, I was introduced to a strange world of new terminologies and arcane practices that were in the process of being transformed by technology. You'd write your words and then print 'em out from...
2014-02-07 12:14:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
In which I review Robert M Pirsig's book, re-read well over 30 years after I first read it - but on a Kindle this time. We didn't have Kindles back then, you know...
2014-02-07 09:11:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)
Book Review: Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance
(Photo credit: Wikipedia ) In conference presentations, when it comes to discussing the changes being wrought by the Internet in areas such as publishing, I am fond of referring to the concept of quality. I almost invariably include a picture of the cover o...
2014-02-06 15:30:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Book Post: McNabb's Law Of Clicks
(Photo credit: MarkyBon ) McNabb's Law of Clicks applies principally to book promotion, but I find it extends to other areas of Internet based activity that require an action equally well. When I say an action , I mean a real world interaction or transactio...
2014-02-04 06:26:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)
The Wild Wonders of Wadi Wurayah
Wot you lookin' at, fat 'ead? Wadi Wurayah, or Wurrayah or however you want to spell it, has long been a hidden gem in the UAE's formerly glorious wadi systems. Uniquely, Wurayah's waters flowed all year round, a waterfall that sloshed around in a bowl at t...
2014-02-02 06:01:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
Topless Butlers In Dubai. Oo eer.
Gulf News (Photo credit: J . R . ) Gulf News has finally learned its lesson from the mighty Daily Mail (the world's leading news website, the Mail pulls something like 100 million views a month) and has harnessed the public shock horror story. Residents, we...
2014-02-01 13:39:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Both 'Olives - A Violent Romance' AND 'Beirut - An Explosive Thriller' are going on promo for the next THREE days at just $0.99 each.
So this is a chance to share the news with FRIENDS - and get them to share too! Two decent books about the Middle East, packed with sizzling spies, thrills and spills - for PENNIES.
Does is get ANY better? Seriously?
2014-02-01 12:55:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Book Post: Cheap Book Promo Bonanza!
Olives AND Beirut BOTH on promo? Yes! Seriously, guv, I'm slashin' me own froat 'ere. My first two serious novels, Olives - A Violent Romance and Beirut - An Explosive Thriller have both gone on promo and will both remain at the seriously tempting price of ...
2014-01-30 06:37:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
GeekFest. The Wrap.
The 3D printer printed, the talkers talked, the Oculus Rift immersive 3D gaming experience thingy was too scary for me to try out and Jay Wud played a glorious gig much, one suspects, to the unease of the various residents of Emaar's Downtown district. The ...
2014-01-29 03:48:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
Uber Provides Your GeekFest Ride
Limo app company Uber is offering you Dhs100 off your first Uber ride to GeekFest Dubai REUNION at Burj Park this evening. How about that?
2014-01-28 15:37:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
Final GeekFest Dubai REUNION Lineup Confirmed. Shock Horror.
JAY WUD PLAYS GEEKFEST The Red Bull team is coming to GeekFest Duabi REUNION and they're bringing Jay Wud to play a free gig from 9pm. For those of you who haven't heard of Jay, his band opened for Guns And Roses in Abu Dhabi last year and you can hear his ...
2014-01-27 15:49:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
EVEN MORE details roll in about GeekFest Dubai REUNION!
2014-01-27 15:07:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
GeekFest Gets A Website. And An Oculus Rift
(Photo credit: Wikipedia ) So you know what a website is, but what the hell's an Oculus Rift? Good question! First the website. It's massively overdue, but then so's stuff like streaming the talks which just takes too much co-ordination, organising and gene...
2014-01-26 07:18:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
What happened when I spent a day on a market stall selling my books to complete strangers - and why every author needs to do this!!!
2014-01-25 15:12:35 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)
Book Post: Meeting The Great Unwashed
Olives for Sale! Who IS this Andy McNab, anyway? (Photo credit: Bibi ) I've never before sat behind a table full of my books and attempted to sell them. It was a very odd feeling indeed to begin with. I mean, what do you do with yourself? Do you stand to at...
2014-01-24 12:01:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
Book Post: Interviews And Big Days Out
There's an interview with li'l ole me over at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature blog, if you're interested in reading interviews with me. If not feel free to skip clicking on this link to the LitFest blog! . Tellingly, my original answer to the qu...
2014-01-22 08:39:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
Jay Wud To Play GeekFest Dubai REUNION
Okay, so we've been conspiring merrily with the team at Red Bull and they're coming to play at GeekFest REUNION and bringing heavy rock act Jay Wud to play a free gig from 9pm. For those of you who haven't heard of Jay, his band opened for Guns And Roses l...
2014-01-20 04:00:00 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
GeekFest Dubai REUNION
The time has come, the walrus said... Saadia Zahid was the reason GeekFest ever started happening. She was running Dubai's uber-funky workplace/hangout The Shelter at the time and we had a coffee to talk about doing something together back in 2009. We weren...
2014-01-18 14:43:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
Book Post: Twits
(Photo credit: sharnik ) People's approach to censorship is strange. In a country that brought in copies of '50 Shades of Grey' I had someone concerned at my answer to an interview question, "Why did you start writing?" to which I responded, "I gave up smok...
2014-01-17 11:45:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Book Post: Shemlan's First Outing
I'm going to be meeting the Twitter Book Club (@TwitBookClub or twitbookclub.org ) tomorrow to talk about Shemlan: A Deadly Tragedy . It'll be the first time I meet people who've read it who aren't close friends, family or beta readers. I'm a tad apprehensi...
2014-01-15 04:35:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
The UAE Mobile Market. Some Numbers
(Photo credit: Wikipedia ) The UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority is set to end its 'My number, my identity' campaign tomorrow. The campaign saw all mobile users in the Emirates being sent texts to go into their telcos offices and register their ...
2014-01-13 08:35:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
Is Microsoft Clutching A One Way Ticket To Nowhere?
Image via CrunchBase Microsoft isn't really as smart as people think and it probably isn't as smart as it thinks it is, either. Its fortunes were set by being in the right place at the right time with a piece of operating system software it didn't actually ...
2014-01-10 09:35:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
Book Post - A Truckle Of 'Shemlan: A Deadly Tragedy' Trivia
The wooden Estonian orthodox church is real Dennis Wye meets Jaan Kallas outside a wooden church with an ageing congregation. It's real, down near the port in Tallinn (just across the road, in fact, from the Museum Of Soviet Uselessnesss) and rather beautif...
2014-01-09 05:36:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)
Emirates ID To Function As Bank Card? Oh Horrors...
(Photo credit: Wikipedia ) There's no end to the things you can do with a smart card and the Emirates ID card is no exception. Gulf News reports today, in all seriosity, on a banking executive from Noor Bank who has commented on the announcement, made appa...
2014-01-07 05:48:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)
UAE Anti-Smoking Law. Genius Or Just A Fag?
(Photo credit: Wikipedia ) So the UAE is to implement a smoking law banning tobacco advertisements, smoking in schools, universities and places or worship and smoking in cars with kids of less than 12 years of age. Oh, and making under-age smoking illegal w...
2014-01-06 04:08:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
Book Post: Shemlan, Newgale, Pembrokeshire And Floods
Jason Hartmoor has been alive a little over an hour. He has recovered from his recurring nightmare and turned the damp side of his pillow to face the mattress. He luxuriates in the bright light streaming through the window overlooking the sea. It takes up m...
2014-01-05 07:15:44 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
Films On The Fly
(Photo credit: Wikipedia ) I only ever watch films when I fly Emirates. This is for two simple reasons I'm there anyway so I can't complain at wasting 90 minutes of my life and it's free, so I haven't shelled out 35 hard earned Dirhams (or whatever it is) o...
2014-01-03 14:57:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Imma on da radio in Dubai tomorrow morning talking about Shemlan: A Deadly Tragedy, my latest novel and the third in the Levant Cycle trilogy of super-duper spy thrillers set in the Eastern Mediterranean.
What a TREAT, folks!
2014-01-03 14:55:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Book Post - Shemlan: A Deadly Tragedy On Da Radio
From 11am tomorrow, Dubai Eye Radio's regular Saturday book programme, Talking of Books , will be featuring Shemlan: A Deadly Tragedy in its 'Book Champion' slot, in which one of the team proposes a book they think the world should go out and buy and read r...
2013-12-30 11:11:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Norovirus, or Winter Vomiting Disease. Oh, Yummy!
(Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Warning. This post contains zombie vampire-like scenes. Sarah's class was depleted by a nasty bug towards the end of term and it seems to be pretty much universal - The Niece From Heaven went down suddenly and spectacularly, just ...
2013-12-17 17:01:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)
Book Post: The Displaced Nation
It's quite a neat title for an expat blog, isn't it? The Displaced Nation is a blog that ties together people from all over the world who have decided to live, well, all over the world. It shares the experiences and tales of people who have decided to leave...
2013-12-16 12:45:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)
The Passing Of 'Lawrence Of Arabia'
(Photo credit: Wikipedia ) He was 'Lawrence of Arabia' to so many people, the brilliant Peter O'Toole made the role his own in David Lean's stunning epic. Of course you'll know by now he is dead - here's Alex Ritman's excellent obituary in today's The Natio...
2013-12-14 07:31:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Book Review: Waiting For Sunrise (William Boyd)
(Photo credit: Wikipedia ) I hate to do this. I have long been an admirer of William Boyd's stuff, but this book was one I had to force myself through, often finding myself skimming. It's always such a disappointment to approach a book by an author whose wo...
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