Greetings! This is going to be a slightly unusual update to the blog, as I have multiple shorter objects to address.
Firstly and most important, I released the edited draft of my newest short story, Grey Lights, to the website yesterday. It follows a brief chapter in the life of two young men, one blind, in a medieval-esc setting. You can find that story here.
Next, I recently finished Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See, giving the book five stars in a review. It has been a satisfying ride, and has pushed me to explore historical fiction more going forward. I plan to read his most recent book, Cloud Cuckoo Land, when I get the chance.
Unfortunately I’ve delayed the promised post on Philip Pullman and allegory for a future week. That was a follow up to last week’s on escapism; I’ve found I need more time for research and to process the information required to round out that particular debate.
That’s about it for today. You might notice a few minor updates to the site, but nothing big. Thank you very much for reading this brief update, and please feel free to leave a comment. What would you like to see going forward? In my previous post, I spoke about escapism, especially Tolkien’s stance on the subject and its place in the world around us.