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 Post subject: So sad...
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:40 pm 
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I've just read 'Armageddon' start to end in two manic sessions.

It's such good work I could weep over your torrent rat's gazump...

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 Post subject: Re: So sad...
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:10 pm 
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Nik_SpeakerToCats wrote:
I've just read 'Armageddon' start to end in two manic sessions.

It's such good work I could weep over your torrent rat's gazump...


Thank you . . . . . I weep too.

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 Post subject: Re: More Armageddon?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:12 am 
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I said it before, I always felt that this was one of your better works, you keep an element of middling humour running through a lot of the narrative that's missing in TBO (more flashes of light and dark humour there).

I think the only bit you really missed out on was the amount of refined spirits that the True Prince of Darkness could put away (Sir Mike Jackson I mean, not Satan!) ;)

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 Post subject: Re: So sad...
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:17 am 
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Francis Urquhart wrote:
Thank you . . . . . I weep too.


IIRC he lived in Ukraine. A lot of recent events make a great deal more sense now. ;)

Craiglxviii wrote:
I think the only bit you really missed out on was the amount of refined spirits that the True Prince of Darkness could put away (Sir Mike Jackson I mean, not Satan!) ;)


I'll happily share some of the blame for that having written some of the scenes featuring Sir Mike. :D

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 Post subject: Re: More Armageddon?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:03 am 
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He was apparently known as a really hard drinker, for a Para to give you an idea ;)

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