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Saturday, 9 July 2011

On 9.7.11 by KieronMoore in , , ,    No comments
As I mentioned two posts ago, I have a list of books and films to work through over the summer. I recently crossed Heat off the film section of the list, which, as I mentioned one post ago, I quite liked. See, there is an order to all this! Or, as Lyotard would call it, a metanarrative. Damn, I need to be more postmodern. Maybe I should go off on more tangents about complex theoretical concepts. Or I could be self-referential and reference the fact that I'm writing a blog in my blog.

Anyway, in order to accelerate my motion through this list, I recently went shopping. I bought several books and, accidentally (brain said "no thanks", mouth said "yes"), a HMV reward card. I also saw a Coen Brothers seven-film box set for £12, but didn't buy it for reasons I couldn't comprehend. Later, I regretted the madness of turning down such great value. Tormented over many sleepless nights by my own failure to carpe diem, I wondered whether the same box set was available on eBay. It was, for £11.24.
My mind is now at rest.

Out of my new collection of books, the first I read was 1984, George Orwell's famous dystopian vision of the future (which is now the past, but was the future in the more distant past) which serves as a stark warning against the dangers of a totalitarian government. My verdict: doubleplusgood.

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