A little something different today, a compare and contrast of the film adaption of the book and the book itself. I know these are normally fairly redundant but in this case I felt there was a precedent, in that the choices made for the film are entirely bewildering given the richness and multilayered complexity of […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge: Book/film compare and contrast: Under The Skin"
It’s my four year anniversary on WordPress today! Weird. And quite cool. Wanted to say WELCOME to all my new followers and I hope you’re enjoying the content here. Please feel free to comment, as I do enjoy reading and answering comments! Now on to the business at hand. A Monster Calls was written by […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 17: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (based on an original idea by Siobhan Dowd)"
Apparently, we’re supposed to let themes bubble away beneath story and character, carrying through in a strong yet subtle tide that does not interfere with the narrative thrust. I don’t think it’s part of my particular skill set, as my themes always tend to end up fairly high in the mix. In other words, thanks […]Read more "Behind The Lonely Dark: Part 2"
“Irenon and the Cerenauts aboard her will be the final hope of thousands of colonists deserted after the failure of the AI deep space programme. The burden falls on Ingmar and Yuri, orphans both, chosen for their ability to cope with isolation and innate mental strength. But how to anticipate what level of strength might […]Read more "I have a book out!"
Year of Elders, 1865 – Somewhere beyond the state line Extracts from the diary of Helena Birch: I haven’t written for a long time. Not properly. Days passed like ticks in a box. Acknowledged but not explored. Treated how they’ve felt. Brief. Unimportant. Routine. We moved away from the shadow of Almado, where I thought […]Read more "The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 15"
Gravity is not a film about space. You may be forgiven for thinking it is, after all it’s set in space, with beautiful scenes of space and glorious sequences that frankly ensnare the eyes and wonder alike, and seems to be about a thing that could only happen in space. Well that’s right, but you’d […]Read more "Renfield Reviews…Gravity *Possible Spoilers – read with care!*"
I Hear distant whispers and sighs. Black lies. Black skies of high cloud cradle ambient thunder. The distant throb of electric anger. The sky is calling, is falling. Drifts down past my wind-numbed ears, my burning eyes. These lies assemble like soldiers, shoot to kill. But I am knee deep in cumuli drift, and buried […]Read more "Poetic Interlude: Buried in Thunder"