Parade’s End, Downton Abbey and Dumbasses: A Study in Fandom

Disclaimer: mean comments about Downton Abbey are only directed at fans that unfairly criticise Parade’s End. The rest of Downton fandom who allow people to have their own preferences are accorded this same right by the author of this post. The genesis of this post lies in a comment made by a certain individual on the…

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford: Book Review

What a spectacularly good book, how unspeakably cruel, how beautiful! What a titanic achievement, what flawlessness! What stupidly blind, incandescently passionate, seethingly brutal, harrowingly evil, innocently pure characters! I’m transfixed, mesmerised and utterly seduced. Ladies and gentlemen: The Good Soldier by the incomparable Ford Madox Ford. On the surface, this is the story of a…