Tag Archives: The Shining

What I read in 2014: novels

Those lists of the 100 greatest novels of the 20th century are maddening and fun. I usually score between 70-80.  So, to better this, I read some titles that regularly crop up. As many of the lists are American the books are … Continue reading

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I’ll have a glass of what he’s having

Last night I watched a man drink a glass of nothing. I was at a one man show* and noticed the character pour himself an occasional drink. Eventually the liquid in the prop ran out, but the actor drank on. … Continue reading

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How to stay sane. Part 1 – working

As a freelance writer, I find one of the most terrifying scenes in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is  where we finally see what Jack Nicholson has been typing in a frenzy for the last weeks. His entire manuscript is made … Continue reading

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