Dan Brown and the journey of art

 

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In Dan Brown‘s latest — Origin — the author’s eclectic genius Edmond Kirsh predicts a future with a seventh kingdom (animal classification), technium, which is a combination of man and machine. The backdrop of the God vs Science debate is Antonio Gaudi’s Barcelona, with mentions of his famous works like Sagarda Familia and Case Mila, interspersed with some modern art.

I picked up the first book I read in the Robert Langdon series, Da Vinci Code, for the thrill of following the protagonist around looking for the bloodline of Jesus. Since then, I have realised that Brown’s novels are sort of formulaic. Fans will keep on buying it and haters will keep on trashing it.

I make it a point to buy a copy. Continue reading

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Night and day

 

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The bout of depression I suffered last year has changed the kind of person I am. The experience has taught me that even if it is happening in my head, why on earth should it mean it is not real? (Yes, I did quote JK Rowling.) But I think it explains the situation well.

 

Most people do not understand why people with depression need days off. To be fair, neither did I. Till one day, I went to sleep, crying to my pillow and I just could not get up.

I texted my boss that I had an upset stomach and would not be able to come in. Continue reading

Bad sex

I had written it a while back, but being the procrastinator I am, I did not post it. It was topical then. I hope you still understand what I want to say.

She had ordered a 1lt-Long Island Ice Tea. She was a little more than tipsy when he was dropping her off. “Do you want to have some pancakes?” she offered. He had said earlier that he was hungry. Besides, the batter was already done; it wouldn’t be too much of a hassle, she thought.

She was 23. He was 45 (maybe, she wasn’t sure. He looked older).

He was standing behind her when she was cooking. He was looking at the pancakes over her shoulder and he leaned in.

He caressed her neck and planted a kiss. He turned her around and started kissing her. Continue reading

Are you a procrastinator too?

procrastinationI started reading a book to inspire myself to get off my ass and do something — tick another book off my reading list, finish writing the story I started working on (I am a reporter, I do it for a living), exercise every day, eat better and cook that meal on time.

(I like this blog… have a look)

And, what did I do? Well, I watched Grey’s Anatomy (hey, all the seasons are now available on Amazon Prime and it is extremely entertaining to watch Meredith fall for McDreamy, fight with him, patch up, fight again… I could go on and on. There are 13 seasons!) Continue reading