Welcome to the Multiverse of Madness that is Cole Haddon
Updated: May 28
Welcome to my blog, where I will be discussing my work as an author, screenwriter, and journalist, but also pop-culture in general and, on occasion, how that pop-culture interacts with everything from politics and history to the sciences and the natural world.
(Photo: Look, it's me writing as I train through the English countryside. Apparently, such photos are rare -- me writing, not training through the English countryside (which is now very uncommon, as I no longer live in England) -- so this one is from several years ago, when my hair wasn't so grey.)
I’ve spent the past 20 years living and travelling around the world. The experience of residing in three different countries (the United States, the United Kingdom, and now Australia) has provided me a diverse appetite when it comes to the arts and cultural history, while the opportunity to visit so many different places elsewhere around the globe has further exacerbated my eclectic or…well…eccentric interests.
(Photo: In this photo, I am appreciating art whilst travelling (Picasso's "Guernica), which is obviously very impressive if you're into things like that.)
If you stick around, you will discover I’m prone to opine about a variety of subjects such as – in no particular order – David Bowie, Detroit, simulacra and simulation on screens and on the page, Australian fiction, Agnès Varda, John Denver, the toxicity of Americana, screenwriting, Douglas Sirk, my artist-friends, why Thor is the best MCU character, Artemisia Gentileschi, quantum physics, Norman Rockwell, stage and screen musicals, Terrence Malick, systemic racism and sexism in international film and television, Neil Gaiman, James Baldwin, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, Bing Crosby, Stephen Spielberg, spirituality in a godless world, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, why I will never get tired of listening to “The Weight”, Lawrence of Arabia, Michael Chabon, Christmas movies, Rosemary Clooney, Universal monster movies, the genius of The Matrix Resurrections, Carl Sagan, overlooked cinematic masterpieces, London, Dune, Bruce Campbell, my favourite cover songs, the many worlds theory, Todd Haynes, Queen, ethics and philosophy, Jane Austen novels and adaptations, Star Wars, and the singular brilliance of John Parr’s “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)”.
(Photo: What do these three have in common? The answer is: everything, nothing, and me)
As I said, ‘eccentric’.
For right now, I invite you to wander my website and learn more about my projects, including the upcoming release of my debut novel PSALMS FOR THE END OF THE WORLD. You can read more about it on this site's homepage, and you can pre-order it here. I'll be saying more about it in my next blog, I expect, but for now I will say I've never written anything else I'm as proud of. I hope you enjoy it.