Room 101; ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ by George Orwell [1948]

Dystopian fiction; either it is something prevalent beyond the time in which it is set, or it is too limited, out of touch, or ridiculous, and is forgotten. Dystopians are such, as a comment on society and its failings, that to be significant beyond the period in which it is written is to reflect how politics never really changes. Doctrines alter, people rebel; inherently we will all end concluding Politics and Government have run us into ………

Styliste de Mode; ‘Grace: A Memoir’ by Grace Coddington [2012]

Whenever I look at something pretty it reminds me I really need to redesign this blog; which then reminds me I lack a creative eye, which then makes me sad. Grace Coddington, Creative Director at American Vogue, is secretly talented; secretly in that she does not boast or seek the limelight. Thus, I both admire and envy her. I cannot say why, but I was not expecting her to have lived the life she had, ………

Death Becomes Her; ‘Rebecca’ by Daphne du Maurier [1938]

After a not so noticeable hiatus, I have returned. My life plans unfolded recently so, I opted to take a break from writing for a week and try and catch up with everyone I have missed over the past two months. Welcome to the end of finance-Alice and to the beginning of writer-Alice. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier was surprisingly addictive, for about two thirds of it anyway. It got to a point where I ………

And so it is with God; ‘Life of Pi’ by Yann Martel [2001]

I have spent the majority of my life, as an Atheist; briefly spending my early childhood as an Agnostic.The ‘Happy-Clappy’ Christians I was exposed to had a wonderful ability to scare a child to faith. I choose to believe, have faith, that there is no God. In my opinion religion is the world’s protection from, and cause of, death. Sunday’s were my least favourite day as a child (this coming from someone whose school life ………