★★★★★ From the opening pages of Killing Commendatore I had my suspicions that this book would become my favourite story by Murakami. In his masterful style, writing with introspection and believability, Murakami gives us a story about contrasts. Our protagonist, an unnamed portrait painter, focuses on creating a new life for himself following his unanticipated [...]
Throughout the past weeks I have been thinking about my physical appearance. It started when I decided to reassess my wardrobe. I imagine I adopt a similar technique to many blog posts you will have seen on this subject before. The items I have not worn in a while are likely to be put in [...]
To document some of my current favourite clothes: (I started writing a blog post to go with these pictures, but it's turning out to be a bit lengthier than expected, so it will follow soon. Bear with x)
and recommendations of black poets.
When we were in school they taught us that if the world stopped spinning all of a sudden, everyone would be catapulted from their spot. The pandemic didn't happen quite as instantly as flicking a light switch, of course, but to some extent the result has been the same. With everyone feeling a little out [...]
Matthew Bruce's photography gives such a beautiful edge to otherwise mundane objects. Everyday items are brought to the spotlight so naturally you begin to wonder why you hadn't noticed them before. I find his pictures really relaxing to look over. In his latest zine, Matt was kind enough to publish some words of mine. I [...]
The other day someone told me they wish they had ideas. I responded by saying I wish I could stop. This wasn't actually the truth...
You win, C. J. Tudor. For the first time in a while, I have had to put the book down, because it is creeping me out too much. In fact I could only put it down for ten minutes, because it would be worse not finishing, and not knowing whether the monsters in these stories [...]
Life is starting to feel very black and white. I know it's up to me to start colouring it in. But I'm struggling to choose which colours to use. This is what I had started to think, as I was becoming more settled into life in London. The initial feeling of 'what the hell is [...]
Do you ever notice there's a comment about yourself that will crop up every so often, from different people? I don't mean maliciousness or false rumours. For example, the comment that seems to come back to me is, I get the impression you don't like being told what to do. I smile every time I [...]