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  • Is it too uncomfortable to be confronted with humanity's weaknesses?

    I am reading a book at the moment. I have not finished it because my husband borrowed it to read whilst I spend hours on Cowbird.

    The book, by Chris Adrian, is called The Great Night. Chris Adrian has brought the characters of Mid summers Night dream into the present time, and placed them in a San Francisco Park.

    Titania and Oberon personalities are stronger and less human than Shakespeare's version of the Fairy King and Queen, and Puck is an all powerful and terrible character.

    Three grief stricken characters are wandering the park getting lost in the fog and responding to the magic that has been let loose amongst humans.

    And there are a group of crazy people trying to put a play together.

    The centre of the story rests on the tragic circumstance of the changeling, human baby Oberon stole and gave to Titania as a gift. titania has grown to love him and is bereft when the child is stricken with Leukaemia and non of their magical powers can save him.

    The Author of the book is himself a fellow in Paediatric Haematology-Oncology, therefore, he is in a very good position to describe the greif of parents helplessly watching their child die.

    The plot thickens.
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