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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro: Some resources

As with the other resource posts for individual texts, make sure you complete your own research more specifically related to your folio’s focus question/statement but feel free to use these as starting points. 179 more words

Independent Study


Confessions by Kanae Minato

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

uber-creepy, full of some great psychologizing.

a single-parent teacher’s young daughter is drowned at the teacher’s school… and she has a long end-of-year conversation with her class and the murderers who drowned the girl. 394 more words

Contemporary Literature

Trailer: The Battle of the Five Armies


The Edge of Night, sang by Peregrin Took

Home is behind
The world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow
To the edge of night… 18 more words


BOOK REVIEW: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami (Review by Andrew Cattanach)

Haruki Murakami’s quest to honour his literary hero Franz Kafka has resulted in Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, one of his most moving and accessible novels in years. 616 more words

Contemporary Literature

Guys seriously... Would you quite Friday drinking... If your girl says this? :)

This poster traced back at around 1919. The Prohibiton era. So would you quite Friday drinking… If your girl says, ‘lips that tough liquor shall not touch’ mine?

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Creative Writing Today

[679] The Assistant - Bernard Malamud

” The years had passed without profit or joy. Who could be blame? What fate didn’t do to him he had done to himself. The right thing was to make the right choice but he made the wrong. 530 more words


I refuse to lay another egg: The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

Earlier this year, Yasmine Rose wrote an intriguing review about The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang, and I noted at the time that it took over a decade to get this book translated and published outside of South Korea. 426 more words

Contemporary Fiction