Saturday, February 18, 2006
Romance ain't dead
This is a cracker! On a wall just off London Road, this is part of a series which feature masked figures. I now wish I’d shown this last week, when people like Simply Clare and Dr Joolz were posting about Valentine’s Day. Anyway it’s now Saturday and I’ve finished Saturday. It did hook me in, and I do appreciate the way McEwan writes the small stuff - but I tend to find his narratives a bit contrived. His exploration of brain/mind/identity is excellent. I’m less impressed with his fence-sitting over Iraq and what I detect as a slightly irritating tendency to exonerate Blair from all blame.
Did you see this?
Some bits though were utterly compelling- the road rage and its aftermath, the discovery his daughter was pregnant.
Now reading On Beauty and getting to grips with Street language. Scene!