Category Archives: absurdist

Allegorical 

Rumpelstiltskin – ever wondered what he was really up to? Goblins. Ever wondered if ALL those goblins in those dreadfully protracted middle earth movies were all CGI? The Saracen’s head – it’s not really a ‘head’ though is it? It’s … Continue reading

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Swimming

  The fourth book of the ‘hitch-hiker’ series. I’m not going to grace it with the conceit that it is a ‘trilogy’ because it is not.  It is however, a good story. Once again, Adams moved away from the pointless … Continue reading

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Ah ha!

   Well. It took three books but finally! A story. This one had a story with all the usual normal constructions of a story and a good one at that. It features all the main characters from the previous books … Continue reading

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The Restaurant at the end of the yawniverse 

   Seriously ? Why has this become a ‘classic’. It’s ok at best. The events follow those of the hitch-hikers guide to the Galaxy and roughly develop the plot further but in truth apart from a (very vague), existential discussion … Continue reading

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Don’t panic

 I read this again in the last few weeks and in the process I came to a few conclusions: 1. Douglas Adams wrote thought provoking books 2. It’s good but not nearly as good as everyone says it is … Continue reading

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He has a lime

Neil Gaiman shows just how much he understands the function of myth in society and how the power of stories work a level of magic for us. There are literally hundreds of small but brilliant touches looking at how Gods … Continue reading

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Odds bodkins!

I first read this a number of years ago and I have a sneaking suspicion that it was the book that first drew me to the world of absurdist fiction. I have a soft spot for Eddie. He remains an … Continue reading

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