Synopsis: The year is 1969. In the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, fraternal twins Esthappen and Rahel fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family. Their lonely, lovely mother, Ammu, (who loves by night the man her children love by day), fled an abusive … Continue reading The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
I love his movies. I liked his book. It is a disturbing, technically detailed, visceral read. It manages to check off a range of taboo subjects, I learned about a few fetishes that I added to my mental list of things you never want your mum to google as well as some interesting ideas about … Continue reading Book Reviews – Consumed by David Cronenberg
Some quiet kingdom Light enough to read by Warm sun on my skin The sense of a time coming A time past And all of that rich with learning No longer feeling the tug Of the wound Beneath my palm the rough hieroglyphic Of the bark and there is a path That winds as it … Continue reading Some quiet kingdom
I live apart At the edges Close enough To see the shadows Defined by the glow Of the screens we all Stare into Uneasy with anything That does not meet my Purpose Yet filled with a love For it all It's easy to sneer At the earnest passions Of others. Seldom have I found Any … Continue reading Enjoying The Decline
It is OK that you choose to be a vegetarian but you should not believe that just because you did so bacon stops smelling good. Dr Christopher Ryan http://www.ted.com/talks/christopher_ryan_are_we_designed_to_be_sexual_omnivores?language=en The first three books, aside from a detour in metafiction about a superhero team in the sixties have been about relationships. I come from a focus … Continue reading On Sex And Other Thoughts.
We personally and collectively rage against the damage bullies inflict on us, our friends and families, our careers etc. Hastywords has had a week of guest posts about it, but I want to offer, not a poem but an observation. We've created a culture that encourages it. Ok, so look at television, in particularly the … Continue reading Bullying Pays Off