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Mary meets Mohammad


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I meant to put this on the end of that previous post, and I just forgot. I watched the trailer of the film Mary Meets Mohammad a few weeks ago, and it was confirmed last night that it is a good documentary (I’ve just not yet worked out where I can see the whole film

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After The Great Gatsby


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So, The Great Gatsby. What to say, what to say? (Let me just preface this by saying that I hadn’t read the book, and I hadn’t read a single review or even seen the trailer for this movie. It got to the point where, because I hadn’t got around to these things yet, I decided

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The Great Gatsby


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I’m going to see this with a friend tonight. What I need to confess is that I have never read the book. I actually started and didn’t finish Tender is the Night, in which a mental health patient falls for her psychiatrist, and so the whole story unravels, and that’s about where I stopped with

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Stories we tell


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I pinched this quote by Margaret Atwood from Austin Kleon’s tumblr, to add to my collection of ideas about “stories”. (I am also intrigued by the film trailer he’s posted over there.) When you are in the middle of a story it isn’t a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a

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