‘The Outsider’ by Albert Camus

A little literary fiction for you today, The Outsider by Albert Camus. It's a classic, for many reasons, but perhaps most of all because it's disarming, desolate and unforgiving. Our protagonist, Meursault, is an unconformist. Existing in the realms of dysfunctional emotional disconnection, he experiences both the death of his mother and his engagement with a [...]

The Great Gatsby – Baz might be Brilliant

There's been an underground stream of discontent invading the internet concerning Baz Luhrman's upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.  However, though I normally wouldn't pin my hopes to a trailer, I think Baz might just be brilliant. I first read The Great Gatsby as part of an A [...]