Suddenly, Last Summer was a 1958 one act play written by Tennesse Williams. The wealthy poet Sebastian Venable has been killed, and the family are gathering to hear his cousin, Catharine Holly, describe his scandalous death. Sebastian's mother doesn't believe her niece and has had Catharine committed; an attending doctor, known for performing lobotomies, injects … Continue reading Suddenly Last Summer, By Tennessee Williams
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends series started with a weekend at the Wild Horse Resort and Spa. It tackles the voyeurism, affection and exploitation at the heart of Louis Theroux's documentary style. This non-fiction book follows Louis Theroux as he travels America ten years after his Weird Weekends series, and catches up with a select group of former interviewees.
I'm writing this review of the The Husband Stitch, by Carmen Maria Machado because I can't sleep. Hurricane Ophelia is starting to creep across my country today. I am dreading both work tomorrow and the walk there. It also struck me as a particularly relevant short story for our times. The Husband Stitch The story is … Continue reading The Husband Stitch, by Carmen Maria Machado
I just finished reading A Pale View of Hills, by Kazuo Ishiguro. As usual with his work, the book has stayed with me for over a day now. Etsuko is a Japanese woman, living in rural England in the 1970s. Her younger daughter Niki visits, and their conversation triggers a series of dreams and memories. She … Continue reading A Pale View of Hills, by Kazuo Ishiguro