Human male. Likes theatre, film...the arts. Recently LOVED Peeping Tom's crazy show '32 rue Vandenbranden', the film '20th Century Women' & Matt Haig's 'The Humans'
Junior Contributor II
To what extent are deities superseded in two adaptations of classical myths, Frankenstein and Ex Machina? Caleb, Domhnall Gleeson’s character...
Sam Thorogood Jun 12
Until recently, I hadn't read this novel. I am so glad that I decided to change that, and here's why.
Sam Thorogood Jan 2, 2014
Yes – it’s scary just how prophetic Wilde was being!
I agree – this novel doesn’t feel as dated as some of the other offerings from the 1800s
Brilliant article. I agree that there is a danger in compartmentalising novels – and, indeed, any form of art – into groups that invariably alienate the under-represented minority. Why should Achebe be taught specifically as a post-colonialist writer, for example, or Woolf as a feminist? I suppose it is more for convenience than anything, but (like you say) it does seem to compound the already problematic situation.
Sounds fantastic – I loved the first film, so will have to check this out ASAP.
Black Mirror is the kind of generation-defining TV that deserves to be watched by the largest possible audience. It’s edgy, compelling, disturbing and yet deeply human – really hope a third series sees the light of day.