What makes this such a glorious wave of words is that he is a poet, and brings a very lyrical, musical, wonderfully descriptive life to his narrative. For example, here is Kuusisto talking about the effort to read in elementary school: While the class reads aloud, I watch the spirals of hypnotic light that ripple across my eyes when I move them from side to side.
Thanks so much for having me, Linda! How exciting to have a new series. What can we expect from an evening in with None So Blind? This sounds like a classic duo. The other treat that people can expect from an evening in with this book is an introduction both to a part of Wales most people have never had the pleasure of getting to know and to a series of unique historical events — the Rebecca Riots.
Following the discovery of her remains, in the teeth of almost universal opposition, Harry insists on an inquest. But, in an apparent attempt to stifle any further investigation, the inquest jury returns an anomalous verdict.
Everybody assumes that that is the end of the matter, but Harry is not going to let things lie. This sounds utterly brilliant Alis.
And, to begin with, they rode at the head of bands of men who felt they were simply standing up for themselves and seeking the justice which an inequitable system had denied them.
Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely!
We watch as the two young men risk public ridicule, their reputation and, possibly, their lives, to uncover the truth. But readers of None So Blind are always one step ahead of either John or Harry as they are privy to the thoughts — and, crucially, the memories — of both young men.
Because both of them know more than they are prepared to tell each other about the events of spring None So Blind sounds so intriguing.
No wonder you wanted to write this narrative Alis. What else have you brought along and why? The Rebecca rioters probably looked nothing like this but it captures something of the ferocity of their actions as well as illustrating some of the social and political factors that led to the riots.
Maybe blog readers can tell us! Gus Gelyot was clueless, but Harry knew very well because Margaret Jones had owned one. Not really — looks like something I could hang necklaces on or a door stop to me! Now that does sound like a good idea.
Alis, thank you so much for staying in with me to tell us all about None So Blind.DAISY books can be distributed on a CD/DVD, memory card or through the Internet.  A computerized text DAISY book can be read using refreshable Braille display or screen-reading software, printed as Braille book on paper, converted to a talking book using synthesised voice or a human narration, and also printed on paper as large print book.
The Blind Assassin. Margaret Atwood. pp, Bloomsbury. £ Buy it at BOL. In her tenth novel, Margaret Atwood again demonstrates that she has mastered the art of creating dense, complex. Revenge From Planet Ape A recut version of Tombs of the Blind Dead was apparently screened in the U.S.
under the title Revenge From Planet Ape in an effort to capitalize on the on the success of Planet . The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between and was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge.
, New York Times Book Review The Blind Side. The book behind the Academy. So begins Kuusisto's memoir, "Planet of the Blind, a journey through the kaleidoscope geography of the partially-sighted, where everyday encounters become revelations, struggles, or simple triumphs/5(36).
The Blind Side is a funny but overrated film that somehow is nominated for an oscar for best picture. I think some of the jokes are just plain stupid but some are clever. The film has a great story I think it is very uplifting but at times it is so unrealistic it make me roll my eyes.