Many of them, it turns out, were not more than 5 or 6 years old, though their bodies looked ancient.
by Marie Hicks In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism.
It’s so easy to place your hope in people. To think that the world can change overnight. We demonstrate after an attack, we donate money after a disaster, we lay our hearts bare online. But for every step forward we take, we take an almost equally large step back. Seen over time, every change is […]
Perhaps one day he’ll find words for that feeling of being different. How physical it is. Exclusion is a form of exhaustion that eats its way into your skeleton. People who are like everyone else, who belong to the norm, the majority, can’t possibly understand. How can they? Fredrik Backman – Us against You – […]
It’s always the aggressors’ feelings we have to defend. As if they’re the ones who need our understanding. Fredrik Backman – Us against You – pg. 280
The comment section does what the comment section always does: smells blood and catches fire. Fredrick Backman – Us against you – pg. 147
Conan short stories ; 1 All I know about Conan comes from the Arnie film, so it was surprise to read this and come across Conan already a king. But this is the first Conan story, in publication order, his history was later filled in by Howard in other stories and tales. Although I am […]
Containing – “The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge” (1908), “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box” (1892), “The Adventure ,of the Red Circle” (1911), “The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans” (1908), “The Adventure of the Dying Detective” (1913), “The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax” (1911), “The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot” (1910), and, “His Last Bow. An […]
How do people survive after colonisation and enslavement? What happens to a society that has been stamped out when those invaders leave, and all that remains is damage and pain? It’s a fascinating question, and I would gladly read more about the post-Vanishers world that de Boddard has created for this novella, because although that […]
I liked this film. I thought everything about it was well done. The performances were great. The story and writing was good. The direction and look of the film, it all worked. But it felt a bit flat to me. Also, and maybe I’m missing something, but I expected the story to reflect the title […]
This little kitten was wandering on the road; her eyes sealed shut and unable to see. So we picked her up and called into the house that it looked like she came from. And she probably did, two other adult cats hanging around and loads of cat food containers lying around. But no person. And […]
Oh Rocky IV, the worst of the Rocky films in some ways. But also the most Rocky in others. Also, the film that is pretty much all montage. I mean, how many montages can one film take? Rocky IV certainly pushes the envelope there. It is a bad film. I don’t think I could argue […]