Conspiracy Theories Theory

I have a theory about conspiracy theories. Every day we read novels and watch films and TV dramas where the ‘bad guys' put together an incredibly complex plot to achieve their plans. One ‘good guy' starts to piece together the clues and sets off on a trail to pursue the ‘bad guys', a trail that … Continue reading Conspiracy Theories Theory

from ‘The God of Small Things’ by Arundhati Roy

"They were not friends, Comrade Pillai and Inspector Thomas Mathew ... They were both men whom childhood had abandoned without a trace. Men without curiousity. Without doubt. Both in their own way truly, terrifyingly adult. They looked out at the world and never wondered how it worked, because they knew. They worked it. They were … Continue reading from ‘The God of Small Things’ by Arundhati Roy

The Bit Player

There is a point at which the invented narrative we weave around our lives is overtaken by reality and we see, with chilling clarity, that we are not the hero, not even the tragic hero, of these stories, but simply a bit player in someone else's story.