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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas (2004) by David Mitchell is a postmodernist novel that has been adapted into a film.

Postmodernist themes: different narrators and narrative techniques (journal writing, letters, mystery-novel, and interview; also newspaper clippings), simulacra and simulation, intertextuality (the stories are interconnected and mentioned), allusions (real and imaginary) to other literary works, consumerism (Sonmi narrative) and historicizing the characters. 1,292 more words

Film Adaptation

9. Israel's Covenant Deliverer


The narrative of Genesis led from creation, through the fall, to several demonstrations of God’s grace which both define Him as a Redeemer and shape our understanding of redemption. 2,281 more words


Plot Challenge of the Week

Well, first of all I want to say congratulations to Sam’s father! It’s very exciting, and I know that publication (that is official publication rather than one of the many forms of self- or vanity-publication) is one of the goals both for many of the writers and many of the readers of this blog! 334 more words

Writing Challenge

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware is a strange story. The main story revolves around Jimmy meeting his father for the first time, unknown to his mother. 104 more words


Plot Challenge of the Week

Welcome to Friday! I’ve been filling out Ph.D. applications all week and writing the dreaded ‘why do you want to come to this school’ essays along with the ‘what are your goals’ and ‘what are your strengths and weaknesses’ essays. 470 more words

Writing Challenge

Swimming With Mr. Dibbs

A 2.0 student can know more than a 4.0 student.

Grades don’t determine intelligence, they test obedience.


If you have been following my blog you know of my proclivity to surf the Facebook news feeds as well as my general opinion of the pearls of wisdom that can be found there  The particular gem appearing above won the award for the stupidest thing I had read that day.  1,229 more words


Why We Are Pessimists

I was talking the other day with my brother about really, really nice people.

You know the kind?

The kind that you can’t actually say anything bad about, because they are friendly, polite, and level almost always. 596 more words