Tony & Susan

If you were not already aware, Tom Ford’s upcoming film Nocturnal Animals is based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. If you have never heard of Austin Wright but k…

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John Hersey’s long form essay first appeared in a 1946 edition of The New Yorker, one year after the atomic bomb was dropped; it was the first time in the magazine’s history an edi…

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The Children’s Home

The Children’s Home begins with the reclusive Morgan Fletcher isolated from, and oblivious to, the world beyond the gates of his sprawling estate, his only company his housekeeper…

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Ask the Dust

Reading Ask the Dust reminded me an awful lot of Charles Bukowski.  To be fair his name was all over my copy of it – a cover quote, an introduction and attending namechecks on the…

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