Book Review – “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” Richard Flanagan (2014)

August 27th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Yes yes yes. This is really pretty good. Plus, among all the POW camp horror and humour, there is some really good descriptive writing about sex (I mean it).

Book Review “Black Dogs” Ian McEwan (1992)

August 27th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

 

You don’t have to. Lots of french names. One grizzly image. Pre-Yugoslavian war warning

Book Review “The Sense of an Ending” Julian Barnes (2011)

August 27th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

 

Yeah, it was ok I guess. The twist wasn’t so big a deal, and it must have been a slow year for the Man Booker prize.

Book Review “Drowned World” J.G.Ballard (1962)

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Yes. Not as good as I hoped for. Women are missing… the black characters are like caricatures from a tomb in the Vatican.

 

Milltown Dam Removal & more

August 19th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

All of these images initiated by this article in Guernica

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Liam Richardson

July 28th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

All images from Liam’s instagram account (liam_d_richardson)

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Canterbury 25/07/2015

July 27th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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Canterbury Cathedral – Stained Glass

July 27th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

These photos are from the exhibition “The Ancestors” at Canterbury Cathedral. There are around eight 12th and 13th century windows that have been brought down from the heights (around 70 metres) of the cathedral while the stonework is to be repaired, and are currently down at eye (ish) level in the chapel. You can get right up close to them. It’s open until 25th August and is really a once in a lifetime opportunity. However your life isn’t my life so maybe you’re not bothered.

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Book Review – “An Encyclopedia of Myself” Jonathan Meades (2014)

July 23rd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Yes. Without a doubt, this is great. Less an autobiography than a description of time, place and persons (but not really the author). It’s brilliant.

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836 – 1912)

July 23rd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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