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I am curious, black – American Noir with a twist

Monday, 6 February, 2017|0 Comments

Eileen by Ottesa Moshfegh has sentences and passages that are quite simply breathtaking in their perfection. One after the other her words tantalise and tease. She never says too much, nor too little, they are just perfect. Poisonous, cutting, funny, odious, grotesque, dangerous, plain, scary - her writing is marvellous. In just a few sentences in the books’ opening paragraph we know Eileen You might take me for a nursing student or a typist, note the nervous hands, a foot tapping, bitten lip. I looked like nothing special. It’s easy for me to imagine this girl, a strange, young and mousy version of me, carrying an anonymous leather purse or eating from a small package of peanuts, rolling each one between her gloved figures, sucking in her cheeks, staring anxiously out the window. The sunlight in the morning illuminated the thin down on my face, which I tried to cover [...]

They are your children…

Monday, 29 August, 2016|0 Comments

GIRLS – SCREAMING AND DREAMING

Monday, 25 July, 2016|0 Comments

THE MURDER AND EXPLOITATION OF JO COX

Saturday, 18 June, 2016|2 Comments

Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will be, Will Be)

Wednesday, 15 June, 2016|0 Comments

Je Suis……Memed Out

Wednesday, 23 March, 2016|0 Comments

TRIGGER WARNING

Sunday, 18 January, 2015|0 Comments

JE SUIS….. NOTHING

Saturday, 10 January, 2015|0 Comments

BLAND AS GRAND:

Thursday, 7 November, 2013|2 Comments

THIS IS INTOLERABLE!! – 200 MOTELS TOO FAR

Wednesday, 30 October, 2013|1 Comment

WEAKNESS AND LIES: Putting the Nice before the Nasty

Monday, 2 September, 2013|1 Comment

Good Censor, Bad Censor

Sunday, 16 June, 2013|1 Comment

Liberal Authoritarianism and the relentless march of the Little Man.

Monday, 10 June, 2013|1 Comment

Trained for war, hacked to death in London: The murder of a soldier

Thursday, 23 May, 2013|2 Comments

AS THE CROWDS GRUMBLE, SO THE EDIFICE BEGINS TO CRUMBLE

Monday, 21 May, 2012|0 Comments

Britain’s Got Cultural Stockholm Syndrome

Sunday, 15 April, 2012|6 Comments

THE DEATH OF A BARE BREASTED COUNTESS

Thursday, 19 January, 2012|0 Comments

THE UGLIFICATION OF BEAUTY

Saturday, 31 December, 2011|1 Comment