Outdoor Advent Day 3

The cultural theorist Sianne Ngai suggests that, when shocked or grieving, we find ourselves able to speak of the experience only in ‘thick speech’. When speaking thickly, Ngai says, we are challenged in our usual ability to ‘interpret or respond’. A drastic slow down and recursion of language occurs, a rhetorical enactment of fatigue and … More Outdoor Advent Day 3

Outdoor Advent

I’m not a Christian. I was brought up as one, though. I’ve been christened and confirmed and I married in a Church and took my vows, made in the sight of God, very seriously. My Christian faith disappeared as my marriage disintegrated and for a while I had no faith at all. I’m still not … More Outdoor Advent

Book Review: The Magic of Terry Pratchett by Marc Burrows

My rating: 4 stars Book Blurb(from Pen & Sword): The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written. Sir Terry was Britain’s best-selling living author*, and before his death in 2015 had sold more than 85 million copies of his books worldwide. Best known for the Discworld series, … More Book Review: The Magic of Terry Pratchett by Marc Burrows