November 07, 2016
A pleasure as always to read something new by Mark. Take Down The Flags appears to be a simple format and yet behind the theme there lies a black sinister side. Some of these stories are amusing "Memories of Aunt Win" could literally be transformed into a TV drama overnight while others provoke a darker tone. This is probably Marks most visual work yet as imagery literally flies off the pages. My favourite is the story "Harry" which describes the working day of a department store caretaker being told that he has to go. It is a sad thoughtful piece of a bygone age and what happens when you get older. A recommended book.