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A Japanese proverb (literally: ‘7 falls, 8 getting up’) extols resilience, and is the title of the incredibly accomplished second book by the young Japanese autistic author Naoki Higashida. 363 more words


A Look Back: Cloud Atlas

In “Wolf of Wall Street,” there’s a running gag in which Leonardo DiCaprio’s character asks various people to “sell me this pen.” Of course, none of them could sell a pen to someone who needs to sign a loan for a million dollars pronto and had no other writing implements, as simple as it sounds, but I thought of it when I decided to write a review of the movie “Cloud Atlas,” and wanted to come up with a catchy quick description: “It’s X Meets Y.” I thought this would be easy, but alas this stumped me. 758 more words

Movie Reviews

CLOUD ATLAS: Convoluted Plot Just For The Heck of It

The movie CLOUD ATLAS has so many things that you need to digest but all for nothing. The film not only suffers from convoluted plot but also unlovable characters resulting from weak characterization because of so many useless expositions. 102 more words

Good Mornight!

What Went Right With... James D'Arcy?

James D’Arcy is a very underexposed and underrated actor. His roles which are usually small or sometimes in unsuccessful films have kept this very talented actor from becoming a household name. 517 more words


David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks

I was keen to read David Mitchell’s new novel because I loved Cloud Atlas. Like that masterpiece, The Bone Clocks comprises six novella-length sections each narrated by a different character in a different time period. 966 more words

Science Fiction

Top Five Inspiring Films

I’m always on the lookout for new sources of inspiration. Music is my favourite go-to, but I’m a firm believer that visual storytelling can be just as inspiring as words on the ear. 644 more words

West Cork Roundabout | Field notes from the Pacific coast

This is a series of posts I started in late May and plan to continue for 40 days, with a goal of hitting 50,000 words by July 5. 1,512 more words