Browsing Archive: October, 2012

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, October 28, 2012, In : Reviews 
Last week, I reviewed Anna Karenina.  This week it's Looper.  Let's face it, you don't expect a Bruce Willis film to be sensitive or intellectual.  What you go to see is wham-bam action, witty one-liners and (if you're lucky) clever plot twists.  Looper had the first, but was rather short on the rest.
The plot puts a new spin on the Sci Fi time-travel cliché about someone returning to the past and being killed by their younger self, and the way Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as the young Bruce Willis...
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A Classic Adaptation

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Reviews 
I wasn't sure that I wanted to see the latest adaptation of Anna Karenina. (SPOILER ALERT!)  I've never read Leo Tolstoy's novel, but previous adaptations that I've seen on TV and film have shown it's all too easy for them to descend into depression and hysteria along with the eponymous heroine.  However, this version, starring Keira Knightley as Anna, was creative, subtle and beautiful.
The film is 'staged' in a theatre.  A bedroom set becomes a real bedroom, the flies become a train platfor...
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Happy Reading

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, October 14, 2012, In : Reviews 
I've just joined Good Reads.  I've seen it recommended in several places, so I thought I'd give it a try.  So far, I haven't done much with it, I haven't even included a proper profile.  The trouble was, I got caught up in rating all the books I've read in my chosen genres.  It was amazing (not to say scary) how many I can't remember properly, not because I didn't like them, but because it's been so long since I read them. I will take a thorough look at the site and no doubt enjoy all that it...
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Keep on, Keeping on

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, October 7, 2012,
Writers are lucky compared with those in most creative professions.  We don't have to wait for anyone to give us a job to keep working.  If actors are rejected at auditions they can't perform unless they want to declaim Shakespeare at the supermarket check-out.  Singers can practise in the bath, but their performances are ephemeral and gone forever along with the bathwater.  Artists can continue painting whether anyone buys their work or not, providing they have money for materials and enough...
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About Me


My writing career began as a freelance feature writer for the local press, businesses and organisations. Now a prize-winning playwright and short story writer, my work has appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the Atlantic. I write as K. S. Dearsley because it saves having to keep repeating my forename, and specialise in fantasy and other speculative genres.

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