To the driver who didn’t stop
OK, you slowed enough to see that
she was staggering but not dead
before you drove off. You’ll agree that
women crossing when the red
is flashing shouldn’t be run over
but then today I guess you drove a
little careless. Neither light
nor traffic bade you not turn right,
and if she’d taken one step further
or been a child for goodness sake
of course you would have hit the brake.
It’s not as if you’ve done a murder.
The bruises where you hit will mend.
Sleep well at night. Go safe, my friend.
WP Bookblog Listing
- Juliet, Naked (Jesse Peretz 2018) 19 September 2018This makes me a confirmed fan of movies made from Nick Hornby novels. All three leads are excellent.
- The Lawyer (Jens Lapidus, Hans Rosenfeldt och Michael Hjorth 2018) 19 September 2018A new Swedish detective series 'from the creators of The Bridge'. A brother and sister whose parents were killed by a car bomb are now a brilliant lawyer and a police officer.
- The Lost Pages (Marija Peričić 2017) 17 September 2018A novel about Kafka, from my book-swapping club.
- Loch Ness (Stephen Brady 2017) 14 September 2018I like the current spate of British TV policiers set in beautiful landscapes. This one plays the touristy attraction of the Loch Ness monster against a genre monster of a serial killer loose in the small community beside the loch. I also like the current emphasis on relationships among women in the police hierarchy, of which this is a nice example.
- The Square (Ruben Östlund 2017 13 September 2018A thoroughly odd film. It has been described as a biting satire on the Stockholm art scene, but that description doesn't do it for me.
- Juliet, Naked (Jesse Peretz 2018) 19 September 2018
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- Sue Lawson’s Freedom Ride
- Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights and the Book Group
- Czesław Miłosz’s Captive Mind
- Rozanna Lilley, Do Oysters Get Bored?
- Kate Lilley’s Tilt
- The Book Group and Gerald Murnane’s Collected Short Fiction
- Jennifer Maiden’s Selected Poems
- Mohammad Ali Maleki’s Truth in the Cage
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- Stephen Hart’s Lighthouse at Pelican Rock
- Eunice Andrada’s Flood Damages
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- The Book Group and Shirley Hazzard’s Transit of Venus
- Anna, Kim and Stephen’s Monsters