‘The Eyes of Darkness’ is not about the Coronavirus and not a particularly good read

by Rashmee

Posted on October 16, 2020


  By curious coincidence, I finished Dean Koontz’s ‘The Eyes of Darkness’ on the day …

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Why books and films about outbreaks are surging

by Rashmee

Posted on May 4, 2020 / The National


On April 28, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright’s first novel, The End of October, …

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Why cerebral political scientists read and write novels

by Rashmee

Posted on July 31, 2019


It was very interesting to read Joseph Nye explain what he learnt from novels. Not …

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Stephen King predicted Hillary Clinton would be president, but in conterfactual fiction

by Rashmee

Posted on August 23, 2016


Look, I’m not saying the bestselling author was prescient. Or particularly wanted an HRC stint …

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Only fiction could’ve taken us so so deep into Melania Trump’s life with The Donald

by Rashmee

Posted on July 23, 2016


‘The Arrangements’, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short story on the Trumps, centres on Melania (The Donald’s …

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Freeman’s Arrival is about that electrifying moment we reach somewhere

by Rashmee

Posted on November 4, 2015


I just ordered a copy of Freeman’s Arrival, a new themed collection of stories that …

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The picnicky settings, not the food, make Enid Blyton’s meals magical

by Rashmee

Posted on July 28, 2015


We’ve previously discussed the industrial gunk our parents and grandparents ate, with their aspic moulds …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK