Book Review: Blood Meridian by Cormack McCarthy

Centred on a scalping gang in the wider California region in 1850, Blood Meridian is a brutal portrayal of violence. The most striking component of the book is McCarthy’s choice of focus. The characters are peripheral. The reader gets a faint handle on a few of them, and only after reading half of the book. … More Book Review: Blood Meridian by Cormack McCarthy

Time difference, disorientation and meaningful communication

I was jolted when watching Interstellar recently – a 2014 movie starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. The movie caused to be to dwell on the time-difference I’ve experienced since moving to Los Angeles – 9 or 10 hours difference to South Africa (depending on day-light savings). Similarly to the astronaut in the film, I … More Time difference, disorientation and meaningful communication