Christmas Time!

As I type this my father is upstairs watching The Great Escape, which seems to be on every single year at around this time,  and my mother is in bed as she's feeling ill again this year, bless her. She was ill last year which meant that we ended up having a second Christmas day [...]


Book review – ‘The City and the City’ by China Miéville

Rating: 2.75/5 starsPlot:"When the body of a murdered woman is found in the extraordinary, decaying city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he probes, the evidence begins to point to conspiracies far stranger, and more deadly, [...]

Musings on the film ‘Synecdoche, New York’

Synecdoche, New York is the kind of film I would not normally choose to watch but, as it was part of my Cities and Cultures class, I simply had no choice. Actually, the premise itself sounds really interesting as it's about a theatre directer who, in his desire to create a piece of art that [...]


Musings on ‘Sunrise: a song of two humans’

Sunrise: a song of two humans was the first film I had to watch for my Cities and Cultures class and, as such, I wasn't really sure what to expect. Mind you, I'm still not sure what to expect from Cities and Cultures sources!Sunrise is a silent film from 1927 to which music was added [...]


I’m free! I’m free! (etc. etc.)

My final essay has just been submitted and I'm sat here surrounded by the chaos that comes from panic studying without having spent time tidying up that Christmas party of a few days ago. The empty mince pie box is totally my doing though... eating six in one day when stress-writing is perfectly socially acceptable, [...]


Book review – ‘City of Glass’ by Paul Auster

Rating: 4/5 starsPlot:"A detective-story writer named Quinn becomes involved in a bizarre case. A phone call from a man who believes someone is trying to kill him leads to a case more mysterious than anything Quinn could concoct. In this tale of strange reversals and shifts of identity, a character named "Paul Auster" makes an [...]


The imaginatively titled SeeD and Omnia post

This is one of those posts that is quite simply going to make no sense... something to do with the time of night. However, it's either that or it won't get written with the way life is going so there we go. It's also going to be hardly any writing and a couple of pictures... [...]