December 3, 2023

Books: “Going the way of the Horo”

Last week, hands laden with either luggage or laziness, I don’t remember which, I asked a friend of mine for the time. An accommodating wrist stretched out, its cotton sleeve retracted and a plain black […]

One Day: Book vs Film

Novel and screenplay written by David Nicholls.  The book should come with a warning: “Do Not Read In Public.”  The film is fine to watch in company– you’re sat in a big dark room, surrounded […]

Capturing 9/11 in literature: is it too soon?

Writers, like the rest of us, realised the consequential enormity of that day. Indeed, soon after 9/11, Martin Amis noted, “all the writers on earth were reluctantly considering a change of occupation.” Some writers were […]

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