Colin Bateman


urm, aye, i read and enjoyed wild about harry, of wee sweetie mice and have got a 2nd hand copy of cycle of violence winging it's way to me through cyber space as i type. you couldn't beat them with a big stick, (although i know an organisation who can). it's just good to have an expression of northern irish wit out there in print. never came across an author who seemed comfortable to tap into this rich source of material and if i ever do with colin i promise to wipe it off and apologise. the books serve to remind me just how individually ubserd us lot are. so cheers colin, you making my time as a roman artist that bit easier.

>>By fluffyrubbergoat   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

hey, see this guy ^ he's one heck of a nice fella. apparently he's just finished a degree in criminology and is really keen to put his talents and expertise to positive effect in the social care sector. so if i were you, i'd get in touch at and see just what he has to offer.

>>By itchyplasticspaniel   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

amazing- just fabby.came across him one bright summers day- may have been winter but that doesnt fit with my story.i was being crumpled into a corner by the crowds of students who were in search of the smallest cover, biggest writing book on the shelves, theyr all lame- lame, lame, lame. when suddenly a nun with a gun sprang out at me. scary stuff, so i took her home with me and we had a ball. iv just finished of wee sweetie mice and men and am starting shooting sean, read turbulent priests sumwhere among there too. laffed constantly for bout three weeks (slow reader), sadly wen i quoted sum of the classic one liners "f$*k away off" people only looked at their feet in mild embarrassment and waited for me to pass them by. i just dont have the flare , timing or irish blessings that this man does. love him, with all my heart xx

>>By rach   (Wednesday, 30 Apr 2003 23:43)

I saw divorcing jack on TV years ago, and bought the vid as the DVD had been deleted. Then I totaly forgot about collin bateman till I saw divorcing jack in a charity shop in mansfield! The book blew me away, I can see why it was made into a film. There were 2 other books in the shop by Mr bateman(Cycel of violence and Of wee sweetie mice and men) both books are great works, both took me away and kept me content. I'm no great critic so all I'll say is that for me a 17 year old dyslexic to get deep about a book is a hard thing to do, but these books did it. I just need to get my hands on more of his books!

>>By Ross   (Wednesday, 14 May 2003 21:52)

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