Archive for June, 2012

The Skytree Gang of Asakusa


This is a photo tour of yesterday’s trip to Tokyo’s Shitamachi downtown area, inspired by a) the new Tokyo Skytree complex and b) Kawabata’s 1930 novel “The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa”. We did NOT try to go up the tower to the observation platform; there would have been no point. The tower has only been open 6 weeks and you still need to make reservations.
The entrance to the Solamachi Complex.

A high-tech Logan’s Run cosmopolis

Some so-called “attractions”, however, are abominations and should be avoided at all costs.

The night’s target! Yaki-ton skewered pork at TONPEI.

Night river scene

Skytree night illuminations with the ‘Golden Turd’ of the Asahi Building beside it. I’m sorry about the crap photo, but until I can nick a better one from Minako’s camera, this will have to do!

Flintlock Confidential


Author Interview and the inside secrets on the making of “Moonlight, Murder & Machinery” up on the EPUB website – here.

“Moonlight, Murder & Machinery” now on Youtube


The following link will take you to a newly created video. Before “Moonlight, Murder & Machinery” was a novel, it was a web-comic, scripted by John Paul Catton and drawn by Phill Evans. The following pages represent several early chapters from the book.

Another Good Review


“Moonlight, Murder & Machinery” has been reviewed at the Book Junkies website. You can read it here.

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