Book Review: Cloud Atlas

Summary: Souls crossing ages like clouds cross skies. And Robert Frobisher wins my heart. Some book adaptions work so well that you’ll flutter towards the source material. Others are not as fortunate but, if the story is good, some will pick up the book to see what it’s all about. For me, Cloud Atlas, the […]

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On why literary snobbery is meadow muffins

Once upon a time, I ran into a work colleague who had his nose stuck in a book. If there is one thing book-lovers have in common (other than the love of reading), is our cat-like curiosity about the books someone else is currently having an affair with. So I asked him what he was […]

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‘Lady of the Sea’ – The Tale of the Devil’s Passage

(For the previous chapters, visit the Lady of the Sea‘s main page) Supper is always a pirate’s favourite time. After a hard day’s labour and maybe some plundering and canon-blowing, the men are finally able to rest their legs – be they wooden or otherwise – and gather around food and drink skillfully prepared by […]

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Love affairs

Some books you’ll cary around only for a quick escape. They may be deep and engaging, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking but (be honest), they are like a casual date with an interesting someone whenever you’re able to fit them into your schedule. They fill in the spaces between home and work, or help you digest a […]

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rewind the film

If you know anyone who loves to take photos the old school way, they’ll tell you how cool it is to use an expired film once in a while – the colours get all funky and you’ll end up with strong greens or oranges, no filters needed. What about a film that was perfectly fine […]

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Brain on Cocaine

If you go through my music collection today, you’ll find heaps of alternative everything, Canadian indie, progressive metal and jazz oldies. But, as a teen, I was all about pop and radio-friendly songs, and no one struck a chord with 14-year-old me like Take That. I fiercely began writing my own songs (spoiler alert: they […]

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Margaret Atwood’s MyThologies

What do you do when Margaret Atwood comes to your country for a talk, but she’s doing it more than 300kms away from your city and on a school night? You ask for the Friday off work and travel 300kms, of course. Every year since 2014, the city of Porto hosts the wonderful Fórum do […]

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