Duplicity

From Eric Ambler’s The Mask of Dimitrios: Only a few men, painters, have been able to see the mind through the face. Other men in their judgements reach out for the evidence of word and deed that will explain the mask before their eyes. Yet, though they understand instinctively that the mask cannot be theContinue reading “Duplicity”

Drug addiction

I’ve never been a drug addict myself (I’m glad to say) but this description of addiction from Eric Ambler’s The Mask of Dimitrios paints a very convincing picture of how addiction can take hold: The process is always roughly the same. It begins as an experiment. Half a gramme, perhaps, is taken through the nostrils.Continue reading “Drug addiction”