Through exploring the psychopathology of Capgras syndrome, in which a patient mistakes a loved one for an imposter, The Echo Maker offers a sustained meditation on the ways in which we project our own problems onto other people. As a reflection on the mysteries of consciousness, the novel offers some interesting if not especially new insights into the fuzzy boundaries between scientific and literary interpretations of the mind. Read more
This is an account of a road trip from Northumberland to Scotland, taking in the Farne Islands, Loch Lomond and the Isle of Mull.
For two months in 2004, I travelled by train through Eastern Europe, through countries which were about to accede to the European Union. Sadly, I never completed the entire journal, but a few chapters or sections are coherent enough to reproduce online now.
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