for December, 2012

Hello life

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Life of Pi may have had mixed reviews but it sure starts conversations. I’ve heard ‘Brilliant’ to ‘You wha’?’ and everything in between. There’s ‘Loved the book, hated the film,’ and – more unusually – the opposite. I’m in the ‘brilliant’ camp on both counts: I loved the book and found, for once, that the […]

Once Upon a Life

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What’s the point of stories? How high do they sit on the ladder of usefulness? When floods hit or drought rages, would you rather live next to a doctor or a writer? So what if they make you laugh or cry or tremble in your bedsocks? That’s a long way from saving lives. Surely even […]