The Moth Snowstorm by Michael McCarthy

A small tortoiseshell butterfly in my garden. And yes, I know it's not a moth. Let me start by saying what this book is not. It is not a polemic about the evils of megacorporations, capitalism and Big Oil. It is not a bludgeon loaded with mind-numbing and soul-deadening eco-facts, figures and data sets designed … Continue reading The Moth Snowstorm by Michael McCarthy

“Peter Rabbit” rewritten in the style of a Marvel Comic

Here's a little Easter egg for you: the story of Peter Rabbit rewritten in the style of a Marvel/DC action comic by none other than GEBen. GEBen didn't provide any artwork, so you'll have to make do with the photo above. The research team at CDCAAHFA suspects GEBen was actually writing a screen treatment in … Continue reading “Peter Rabbit” rewritten in the style of a Marvel Comic

Peter Frankopan’s “The Silk Roads”

To describe this book as a history of Central Asia would be a horrible simplification. It does not tell the history of a place, or even a region. It offers, instead, a survey of the enormous wealth, glorious civilizations and marauding hordes that rose and fell in the wake of the caravans, railways and pipelines … Continue reading Peter Frankopan’s “The Silk Roads”

Douglas Adams’ rewrite of Memoirs of a Geisha

Art by SWing-Art  CC BY-SA 3.0 The newest episode of GEBen’s experiments in fictional fiction is a rewrite of Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha in the style of Douglas Adams. Okay, it might not be as weird (or disturbing) as GEBen’s previous work but, still, putting a story of sexual slavery into the hands … Continue reading Douglas Adams’ rewrite of Memoirs of a Geisha

Danielle Steel rewrites Stephen King’s “It”

Yes, you read that right. And no, I am not on drugs. GEBen has produced a new novel, a rewrite of Stephen King's horror masterpiece It, done in the style of the billion-selling ruler of romance, Danielle Steel. What can I say? How about, "the fact that such an abomination exists is proof that Evil … Continue reading Danielle Steel rewrites Stephen King’s “It”

Waters and the Wild by Jo Zebedee

This is a great book! Intelligent and intense, the story moves through forty-eight hours in the life of a very disturbed young woman named Amy. Plagued by a pack of very nasty fairies—who may or may not be the products of her own imagination—Amy struggles to fight against the fairies' (or her own psychosis') urgings. And … Continue reading Waters and the Wild by Jo Zebedee

Books that Should Not Be: Albert Camus completes Game of Thrones

This is the second in the series of Books that Should Not Be (you can find the first book here). GEBen, the resident AI author at County Durham College of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fine Arts, recently finished off G.R.R.Martin's Game of Thrones series (I know, I know, technically, it's A Song of Fire and … Continue reading Books that Should Not Be: Albert Camus completes Game of Thrones