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What I’m reading right now: The Gunseller by Hugh Laurie

Yes, that’s right, the beloved House actor is not only English, but also an aspiring author and jazz singer. I’ve heard rather conflicting accounts of Laurie’s music (I don’t mind it, being a fan of both piano and Dick Van Dyke who Laurie sounds eerily alike), but make no mistake: The Gunseller is good, and there are no two ways about it. Continue reading

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The men of Star Trek: A lot of eyebrow and a Paradise Lost complex

On the weekend Hilary, Jess and I went to see Star Trek: Into Darkness. Apart from  having a really vague title, it was really, incredibly good. I don’t know if I’m just a massive nerd, but I liked how much Spock screen-time there was, and I liked how Benedict Cumberbatch essentially dominated the film with his awesomeness. Even before you could see him you could hear his deep voice, and we all had quite the Paradise Lost sort of complex going on, where you find yourself rooting for the bad guy for so long because he’s so intriguing, so interesting, so puzzling, and so outrageously handsome. Continue reading

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