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10 Literary Works That Have Influenced Me: Part One

This is something I saw crop up a bit on my facebook and I decided to give it a go. I didn’t really want to clog up my facebook with a lengthy post about literature and I certainly didn’t want to just name 10 pieces without providing at least some explanation for each of them. 1,110 more words

Lord Of The Rings

Glenn Greenwald's book is a masterpiece expose on the surveillance state

Glenn Greenwald’s book, NO PLACE TO HIDE – Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – is truly a masterpiece. In fact, it should be required reading for every school as its relevance to any democratic free society, based on Constitutional rights, is immense. 615 more words


Uncanny X-Men #181 (1984, May)

Happy Labour Day. Here’s a comic. By Claremont and JRJr, “Tokyo Story.”

We start with some Japanese kids spotting a dragon in the sky. They look it up in their Monster Books, trying to figure out what it is, but it’s not in the book, so they figure it must be new. 788 more words


Newspeak at work

There is an article in Montréal la Presse today about the horrified reaction of some women to the Dico des filles 2014 (2014 Girls dictionary). 336 more words

Faith And Life

Non-Review Review: Pride

Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners is an oft over-looked chapter in the history both the labour and the gay rights movement. Based around the fundamental principle that oppressed groups have a great chance of achieving their goals standing side-by-side (or shoulder-to-shoulder) than they would ever would apart, the alliance forged during the 1984 coal strikes went on to have a lasting and important influence on both the mining community and the gay community. 779 more words


"The whole of 1Q84 is closer to comedy than to tragedy, but it is a deeply obsessive book..."

An Introduction

So…it’s on to the “big” one – 1Q84. I don’t want to give away a lot about the book in the introduction, so just a few brief introductory pieces: 1,751 more words

A Wild Murakami Chase

Books, burning

“Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Compensation” 544 more words