Monthly Archives: November 2013

Two Sides of James McAvoy

Ever since ‘Wanted’ (2008), James McAvoy has been on my radar as once of those actors – the good ones. Now, it seems, he’s made two films occupying opposite ends of the cinematic spectrum. And I want to see both … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.” Friedrich Nietzsche.

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Déjà vu – Game of Thrones

Anybody who has spent any time travelling through Morocco and was paying sufficient attention while watching Season 3 of ‘Game of Thrones’ might have noticed the real-world locales standing in for the cities of Astapor and Yunkai: Essaouira and Ait … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones: Season 4 – Expectations

Warning: this post contains extensive spoilers for both ‘Game of Thrones’ and the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. You have been warned… After my post re: Season 3 the other week I thought it … Continue reading

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The Killing Place: Postscript

The other week I posted the concluding part of my novella ‘The Killing Place’. I hope everyone enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. It’s a story that was a long time in coming, an idea I’ve … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“I was sitting at home and had a profound experience. I experienced, in all my Being, that someday I was going to die, and it wouldn’t be like it had been happening, almost dying, but somehow staying alive, but I … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway.

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The Killing Place: Part 9 – Absolution

The boat had survived somehow – her design, perhaps. Others were smashed and broken but theirs was still moored, tied to the remnants of the quay. She’d laid him gently next to the tiller, feathers and all – he wanted … Continue reading

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