Monthly Archives: August 2013

Darkside: a Radio Play by Sir Tom Stoppard

This is not a Drill I was never a big progressive rock fan but there were a few albums that I would, and still do, listen to over and over again. De-Loused in the Comatorium by The Mars Volta,┬áLateralus by … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

My first introduction to dystopia was 1984 by George Orwell, which I read a long time ago. The concept of the book haunted me for a long time. Later I read Brave New World and more recently We by Yevgeny … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

The theatre, he contended, served for railing at prejudices and, beneath the mask of pleasure, taught virtue. Being a bookworm, most of what I know about the world has come from fiction. Tidbits of history and philosophy filed away in … Continue reading

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Reading the Classics

It occurred to me reading is a bit like being a Time Lord, minus the murderous Daleks. I can pop up at any time and place I choose. True, my Tardis is book shaped instead of a telephone booth, but … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Is Just a Movie by Earl Lovelace

“It is just a movie,” Errol say. And as if to point us away from the pathos, the pain in the statement, he say it again…” This is the first book I read for the 24 in 48 readathon last … Continue reading

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Readathon Wrap-up

So this weekend I participated in the 24 in 48 Readathon, my first readathon, which was hosted by Rachel at a home between pages. As much fun as the readathon was, my bird-like reading style of snatching a few pages … Continue reading

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Reading Fail/24 in 48 Readathon

This is not me giving up on the 1075 page long doorstop, Infinite Jest. This is me saying that I’m not really in the mood for the page to notes tennis rally right now. Wallace’s novel is on the quintessential … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

“Everyone we spoke to dated the demise of our neighbourhood from the suicides of the Lisbon girls. Though at the first people blamed them, gradually a sea of change took place, so the girls were not seen as scapegoats but … Continue reading

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