― We all have our favourite monsters from childhood. One of mine was Captain Hook from J. M. Barrie’s play Peter Pan. It was a tingly delight to see him brought to life by Dustin Hoffman in the movie Hook. My, look, see that big iron hook in place of his missing hand; that was the stuff of nightmares. Wake up! Monsters don’t exist; they are all in the imagination. ∙ Oh, no, they are not, I retort in my best pantomime style. Childhood fears give way to adult realities. Monsters do [...].