I finally saw the documentary Marianne and Leonard: Words of
Love. I have to say I was left a little cold, by the end I liked neither
Cohen nor Marianne. He was easy to dislike, taking her for granted while
sniffing after every adoring female fan. But Marianne gave herself to him with
so few conditions, even putting her son in a British boarding school so she could
travel with Cohen. OK, maybe I’m not a romantic, but love of your child should
surely come before love of a philanderer who has...
Last week I wrote that fiction can reach behind fact and put clothes on a true story.This week a reader wrote to me of the connection she felt with one of our crime novels, and her experience echoed readers of another of our crime novels. I thought our crime novels were simply about crime. They
tell stories of bad things done and the detectives try to solve those bad
things. Hear Me by Julia North involves a murder. Who Killed
Anne-Marie? is not such so straight forward. However, the interest...
you are a fan of Leonard Cohen or not, you have likely heard of the new film, Marianne
and Leonard: Words of Love. The documentary on the romance between Cohen and
Marianne Ihlen has been well received. At Hookline, we have our own take on the
story with the novel The Water and the Wine by Tamar Hodes. Tamar lived
on Hydra as a child, and Cohen and Marianne were her neighbours. While Nick
Broomfield’s film is a documentary, Tamar’s story is fictional. You
might think factual gives...