Author Archives: quiettalker

About quiettalker

I enjoy reading, film, writing, decent human beings and intelligent conversation.

Life, love and pain

I finished the novella Ethan Frome today. It was a short but memorable read, though I do prefer Edith Wharton’s longer novels. Besides the beautiful writing, heartbreakingly tragic in its tone from start to finish, the idea that haunts me … Continue reading

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Love versus survival

How did it ever take me so long to discover Days of Heaven?  Love versus survival is a theme I thoroughly enjoyed.  The idea that perhaps we humans are mere animals wanting to survive, eat, pro-create, in competition with others, … Continue reading

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Do clones have a soul?!

Never Let Me Go turned out to be such a haunting novel, thought-provoking in so many ways.  If you’ve not read it, but like a book firmly grounded in character development, I highly recommend it.  Beware of coming spoilers though! … Continue reading

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Testing… Testing… Under construction

I’ve just created my WordPress account and am setting-up my blog, which I expect will take a few days.  Still experimenting with setting-up pages etc… © Author of blog. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and … Continue reading

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