Why I hated reading The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (and why that’s okay)

While still nursing a substantial New Year hangover at the start of 2015, I was suitably impressed with Simon Stephens’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time. It’s an innovative show with excellent casting, powerful scripting choices, and some emotive dialogue and performances. What’s really curious to me however, is how little I

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I don’t always ruin books with memes, but when I do..

I’m really not a fan of image memes. They reduce conversation to catchphrases and stifle creativity in a way that doesn’t let good ideas develop into better ones. They’re lazy, trite, easily dismissed and instantly forgotten. They’re the Christmas cracker jokes of digital communication. But what I’m finding worse is this growing trend of taking a quote

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Why I watch the film first, or “Give me back my face!!”

Here’s a quick blog brought on by a workplace discussion about Game Of Thrones, and my holding out on the books until I’ve fully seen the show, and my propensity towards watching the film before reading the book. I don’t know how common this is, but I have a fairly visual imagination. Make a joke about a coworker’s privates or mention that particular video

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