He tries desperately to appear wise and clever to people, taking to wearing all black, sunglasses indoors, holding impressive works of literature in the hope that passers-by will be interested, telling the manager of Shakespeare & Co. in Paris that their essay section is disappointing (despite not having any suggestions on how to improve it).
If this sounds insufferable to you, then perhaps Tunnel Vision isn’t for you.
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Being a crime novel set in Dublin, it is inevitable that drugs and gangland criminals make an appearance, as well as the IRA, and while those elements play a part in the plot, Parsons is more interested in psychological wounds and how those wounds motivate.
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If you happen to be near Tralee this Saturday, there’s a festival of dance and music taking place at Banna Strand that looks to be unmissable. Féile Fáilte, organized by Irish choreographer Fearghus Ó Chonchúir, is a celebration and examination of the legacy of Roger Casement, the former British diplomat and humanitarian activist who threw his support behind […]
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If there was an Instagram feed called Hot Chicks Reading — that had candid photos of women posted without their consent — would it be seen as funny?
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There are only so many striped V-neck jumpers and mugs of grey tea that a moviegoer can take.
Read more "Oscars 2015: The Imitation Game … or Sherlock – The War Years"
The film looks brimful with plummy and stuffy English types and enough striped V neck pullovers to cover all of Cambridge. Expect lots of cups of tea.
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Come for the girl-on-girl action; stay for the love story.
Read more "Circumstance (DVD review)"
Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read.
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