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The Museum of Abandoned Secrets

The Museum of Abandoned Secrets by Oksana Zabuzhko

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

wow, feels like weeks since i wrote a book review… possibly because this book is 30 hours of audio. 375 more words

Contemporary Literature

Earendel sprang up from the Ocean’s cup

To celebrate 2014’s Hobbit Week here is an article written by John Garth for The Guardian where he discusses how a poem about Earendel written by Tolkien in 1914 would come to be Middle-Earth’s creational myth. 37 more words

Contemporary Literature

D. G. Myers R. I. P.

One of our best critics.  Did I agree with him about all matters literary and political?  Certainly not!  But I always looked forward to reading him.   1,057 more words


The Not So Beautiful Side of Paris

I haven’t wanted to cry after finishing a novel in a very long time. I don’t know if my emotional, visceral response to the novel I just finished should be attributed to the plot, or to the characters, or to the setting, that lovely, bright city of Paris which I recently visited and feel strangely homesick for at this moment.  980 more words

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Licentia out now

‘I read Licentia as a poetic novel — A literary experiment in time and story. A. A. Walker has dexterously met the exciting challenge of expressing the inexpressible.’  — … 138 more words

Contemporary Literature

Book review newsletter - Q3 2014

“I guess there are never enough books.” ~ John Steinbeck

Wholeheartedly agree with Steinbeck. :) In the last 3 months, I remained loyal to my favourite authors and read a few more of their books along with some new ones. 588 more words


[687] The Natural Order of Things - Kevin P. Keating

” There are too many moral crusaders in the world, each with an equally improbable scheme to lead a man to salvation, a million cures for a million vices—through prayer, repentance, self-flagellation—but when he looks through the portal that separates reality from the hereafter, de Vere sees not the treasures of heaven but the fiery pools of hell. 510 more words