Would you like a toaster with that book? Or a free thumb drive? Or a jar of peanuts? Maybe that’s the strategy Wal-Mart will adopt to get around Quebec’s proposed new rule that books not be discounted more than 10 per cent in the first nine months after publication, a term no doubt chosen to provide the most pregnant possible evocation of creativity. 923 more words
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In the course of years during which I’ve been blogging, I’ve written a number of short stories, English short stories. Those stories have a special place in my heart and I’ve always felt it was wrong to have them buried in the blog archives and wanted to bring them back to the surface again. 83 more words
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And as much as I’d like to believe there’s a truth beyond illusion, I’ve come to believe that there’s no truth beyond illusion. Because, between ‘reality’ on the one hand, and the point where the mind strikes reality, there’s a middle zone, a rainbow edge where beauty comes into being, where two very different surfaces mingle and blur to provide what life does not: and this is the space where all art exists, and all magic.
I finished The Fault in Our Stars in one night and now that I have stopped crying, I really can’t decide it I want to describe it as “devastatingly beautiful” or as “beautifully devastating” It is not a cheerful book – or to be more accurate, it does have it’s cheerful and humorous points but things do get very, very real – which is what I guess you should expect about a love story between two teenage cancer patients. 295 more words