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    Book review: Vox by Christina Dalcher

    Book review of Vox by Christina Dalcher, a dystopian novel about the not so distant future. Book review of Vox by Christina Dalcher Summary of the book  This blurp is borrowed from the back of the book: “Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you’re a woman. Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to…

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    Book review: The 1000 Year Old Boy

    This is my book review of The 1000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford. Book review of The 1000 Year Old Boy Summary Text from the blurp on the back of the book: “There are lots of stories about people who want to live forever. This is not one of those stories. This is a story about someone who wants to stop… Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy – except he’s a thousand years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England. So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a…

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    Book review: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

    This is my book review of Do Androids Dream of Electrical Sheep by Philip K. Dick. Book review of Do Androids Dream of Electrical Sheep I borrowed the book from a co-worker, who also reviews books (in Danish) in this laidback podcast LæsDen.dk – check them out if you speak Danish! I had confessed that I hadn’t yet read some of the older sci-fi works, so I ended up with this in my hand. Apparently, this is the novel that became Blade Runner, which I had heard of before. Summary of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep This summary is taken from the blurp on the back of the book.…

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    Book review: The Guest Cat

    Book review of The Guest Cat I found “The Guest Cat” by Japanese author Takashi Hiraide, in a small bookshop in Stamford, UK and fell for the cover instantly. This is my review of the book. Summary “[…] A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo; they work at home, freelance copy-editing; they no longer have very much to say to one another. But one day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. It leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. Soon they are buying treats for the cat and enjoying talks about the animal…

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    Forfatter//Writer,  Uncategorized,  Writer

    Ditch the formalities and write!

    Are you a writer or an aspiring author? Do you find it difficult to get started on your story? Maybe you want to make sure that everything looks right from the beginning? Ditch the formalities – and write! I’ve often encountered writers (mostly the unpublished ones), who care an awful lot about ‘doing it properly’. They are asking questions about writing software, formatting their text and other technicalities. Before they have even thought about a plot or a character. Before there is a story to write. Does that sound like you? Maybe this post can help you to just get started on the actual writing. Being correct or making excuses?…

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    Book review: Guldklumpen – Havnehistorier

    *This book review will be in Danish since the book is only published in Danish* Boganmeldelse af ”Guldklumpen – Havnehistorier” ”Guldklumpen – Havnehistorier” er en samling små historier af Erik Trigger Olesen, udgivet hos forlaget Brøndum. Jeg har læst den fysiske udgave men du kan også få oplevelsen som lydbog, indtalt af forfatteren selv. *Disclaimer: Jeg vil lige for en god ordens skyld tilføje at forfatteren og jeg er i familie, men det har ingen umiddelbar indflydelse på følgende anmeldelse. Beskrivelse af ”Guldklumpen – Havnehistorier” ”Det er en samling af rå og saftige historier om livet blandt Esbjerg Havns arbejdere og særlinge. De ni fortællinger giver uden hensyn til politisk…

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    Forfatter,  Forfatter//Writer,  Uncategorized

    Forfatter: Drop formaliteterne og skriv!

    Drop formaliteterne og skriv Er du forfatter eller forfatterspire og synes du det er svært at komme i gang med selve historien? Måske går du meget op i at skrive det ’rigtigt’ fra starten? Drop formaliteterne – og skriv! Jeg har ofte oplevet forfattere (flest forfatterspirer), der går meget op i om de gør det helt rigtigt. De stiller spørgsmål omkring skriveprogrammer, formatering og linjeafstande. Før de overhovedet har fået formuleret en karakter eller et plot. Før der er en historie at skrive ned. Lyder det som dig? Så er dette indlæg måske det lille spark du har brug for, for at komme i gang. Korrekthed eller undskyldninger? Har du…

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    Books,  Performer,  Performing Arts,  Producer,  Reviews

    Book review: The Open Door by Peter Brook

    Review of “The Open Door” by Peter Brook “The Open Door” by Peter Brook is a nonfictional performing arts book about some of the theatre practices Brook and his production teams have encountered, as well as Brooks own thoughts on these. I read “The Open Door” in Danish, so if anything got lost in the translation, I’d be happy to hear from others who’ve read it in English. I will however, review it in English, since I know it’s available in both languages (and others too I assume). “The Open Door” and Peter Brook Peter Brook is sort of well known in my professional circles. If someone I work with…