What Men Think About Sex

The race is on...

My first novel, about two men competing for the same woman in an unusual way.

What Men Think About Sex

The race is on...

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Writing fiction is great in that you have complete freedom to invent the characters and the plot, but also terrible in that you have to invent the characters and the plot. Thinking back, though, one of the characters in this book was a man who always knows a piece of trivia about whichever subject's under discussion. The signs were there even then ...

 

‘Mark Mason is one of those writers whose natural voice is that of “everybloke” - the Nick Hornby of Fever Pitch or the John O’Farrell of The Best A Man Can Get.’ Heat

‘Full of wit and male competitiveness’ OK

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The Catch

The Catch

One man, one woman, one problem ...

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The C Words

The C Words

Commitment, coupledom, children...

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The Bluffer's Guide to Football

The Bluffer's Guide to Football

Packed with football trivia

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The Bluffer's Guide to Bond

The Bluffer's Guide to Bond

Packed with Bond trivia

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The Importance of Being Trivial

The Importance of Being Trivial

The book that gave this site its name

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Walk The Lines

Walk The Lines

The London Underground Overground

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Move Along Please

Move Along Please

Land's End to John O'Groats by local bus

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Mail Obsession

Mail Obsession

A Journey Round Britain By Postcode

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Question Time

Question Time

A Journey Round Britain's Quizzes

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Content

Rubik's Cube

A Rubik’s cube has more combinations than light travels inches in a century. This is my favourite illustration of how a very small number of factors can produce an absurdly complicated situation. A silly little toy, with only three squares in each of its three dimensions. How can that get complicated? Well, as anyone who's ever tried to solve one just by guessing will tell you, it gets very complicated. The number of possible combinations is 43,252,003,274,489,856,000. Forget billions - that's 43 quintillion and change. (In fact the cube's manufacturers just said ‘billions' in their advertising, figuring that no one would know what a quintillion was. It's a billion billion.) The number of inches light travels in a century, meanwhile, is a mere 37,165,049,856,000,000,000. Or thereabouts.