THE NIGHT WATCH (Sarah Waters)

41DEFkZMC4L._SX318_BO1,204,203,200_The story is told in three parts, starting with 1947 and finishing with 1941, so you are starting in the middle. As this novel is character driven, the book isn’t about what will happen (which is what plot-driven books are all about) and tying up loose ends; Waters is concerned with what has happened.
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DRACULA (1973 United States)

dracula_palanceThis average yarn about the notorious vampire was produced for television in America, and released theatrically in Europe. (I think watching this on a big theatre screen would be very interesting) Director Dan Curtis and writer Richard Matheson turn Dracula  into a tortured, sympathetic character haunted by his distant past and the woman he lost centuries ago. Sound familiar? I do admire its matter-of-factness though. More like a play than a movie. [Read more…]


e tolle“Are you so busy getting to the future that the present is reduced to a means for getting there? Stress is caused by being “here” but wanting to be “there,” or being in the present but wanting to be in the future.” [Read more…]

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