Silence by Shusaku Endo is one of the most compelling and powerful books I’ve ever read. I wrote about it in this way on my website as part of a blog post about an exhibition at the British Museum, Living With the Gods. When I first read the book, several years ago, I think oneContinue reading “Film and Book Review: ‘Silence’ by Shusaku Endo: and The Film Starring Andrew Garfield”
Yes I do indeed find some lessons from Mamma Mia on the dynamics of life – and the writing journey. Having recently seen the film Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, twice, and loved it even more the second time I saw it, I felt compelled to draw out some dynamic equivalents for all of us. Mamma Mia,Continue reading “Reflections on Life and the Writer’s Journey from a Mamma Mia Perspective”
Novelists, have you “dreamcast the film adaptation of your book? Many do! Film Adaptations of books If you do it early enough in the process of writing your novel, it can be very helpful. Though I understand that the reality of having your book turned into a film can sometimes not be a very pleasant experience.
There’s a character we love, in all forms of media. Is he the exciting hero? Is he clever, bold, handsome, courageous? No. He’s a bit downbeat and low-key. A bit dumb. He drifts around in the background looking vacant. And he’s the one we find most endearing. He’s Rory Williams in Doctor Who Series 5-7.Continue reading “The Enduring Appeal of ‘A Kid With Spots’ in Fiction, TV, Movies & YouTube”