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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce and the lightness of tragedy. (Booker Long List)

It must be the same all over England. People were buying milk, or filling their cars with petrol, or even posting letters. And what no one else knew was the appalling weight of the thing they were carrying inside.  The superhuman effort it took sometimes to be normal, and a part of things that appeared both easy […]

Skios – Michael Frayn and the perils of probability (Booker Prize Long List)

Well he would work it out for himself a he went along, he wouldn’t be able to stop himself.  Sadly. Because for the moment he was a living metaphor of the human condition.  He knew not whence he came from nor whither he was bound, nor what manner of man he was, nor why he […]