Friday, September 24, 2010

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.


Hobart rests under Mount Wellington, as seen from Bellerive. September 2010.

I'm going to get myself a kayak and paddle to work every day. You just watch me...

Friday Book Club!

If you're a ready, log on to GoodReads and let me know what you're reading and what you're thinking about what your reading...

This week! Just finished Stephen Fry's d├ębut novel Liar, from 1991. I'm a Fry fan, but I'll be honest and admit that I found this one a little uneven. The most enjoyable parts for mine centred on the filthy-mined 'public school boy buggery years'. It then goes off the rails as it morphs into turgid Philology lecture through to spy thriller.

It should be of little surprise that the most enjoyable section are those painfully intense "boy loves boy" sections that are obviously rooted in Fry's own experience of boarding. Indeed, much of this was to re-emerge in Fry's enormously entertaining extent autobiographical Moab is My Washpot.

2 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Stunning shot of Mount Wellington! I have been there a few times and always it seemed exceedingly windy! But o what a panoramic view from the top!

Kris said...

It can certainly get a bit of a blow up! The morning that I took the shots of us in the snow was as calm as I have ever experienced up there though. It was lovely.