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Hi everyone,

 

I thought a blog would be a great way to exchange book recommendations as I love reading and writing reviews. I've also started putting pen to paper, and have recently completed a creative writing course. Maybe you'll be reading one of my books down the line!?

 

If you want to share about what you're reading, or anything at all for that matter, let loose and go for it!

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An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley

An Inspector Calls - J.B. Priestley

I listen to a talk radio show a lot (LBC) and recently they mentioned a story concerning a class of school children who'd been asked to write a suicide note from the perspective of the dead character in this play. I think that was it anyway. I'm not too sure. Anyway, this shocked me a little and I wanted to read the play for myself as I didn't know much about it.

 

I'll give you a quick overview. A family have just had dinner when an Inspector calls over. He relates the news of a death of a young woman who they're all connected too and as the story progresses they each find out in what way they wounded or let her down, subsequently playing a role in her death.

 

The plays great strength is highlighting the human condition; the way in which people minimalise their misdeeds and often don't think about the far-reaching impact of their actions.

 

The play also highlighted how the divide between rich and poor often leads to intolerable conditions for the working classes and how this is often minimalised and forgotten by the rich.

 

There was a nice little twist of sorts towards the end. It gave it a little extra oomph and left me to think about it for quite a while.

 

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Currently reading

To Kill the President: The Most Explosive Thriller of the Year by Sam Bourne
Progress: 174/346pages
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Progress: 304/304pages
Idaho: A Novel by Emily Ruskovich
Progress: 75%
Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: or, How Capitalism Works-and How It Fails: or, How Capitalism Works-and How It Fails by Yanis Varoufakis
Progress: 43%
The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken by The Secret Barrister
Progress: 42%