Welsh Wednesdays: “The Keys of Babylon” by Robert Minhinnick

Check out the book, The Keys of Babylon, by Robert Minhinnick, as featured on Writer Christoph Fischer’s blog.


Robert has been suggested to me as possible performer at the Llandeilo Lit Fest. We haven’t progressed on that front, yet, but I managed to pick up one of his books at the Dragon Garden’s Fair Trade Shop in Llandeilo.

“The Keys of Babylon”is a selection of short stories, following a series of characters, from Babylon to London, the US and a few more exotic locations, such as Eastern Europe. The stories aren’t always easily accessible, they have connections but while you’re reading the book they are very loose. Common themes wash up and disappear.

Although a few years old, some stories, for example Mexcan Maria in the US, have a huge relevance to the world as it is today and our shared issues. We all need to see life from other persepctives to understand and to humanise nationalities and ‘otherness’.

This is a fully loaded read that requires sometimes…

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