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'Realistic' dialogue

I recently read a draft of a colleague’s story. I was thoroughly enjoying the tension, the mystery, the literary craft of the tale – until, a third of the way into the story, the focal character began to speak. 1,054 more words

Fiction Techniques

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Pues sí, ya terminé de leerme Muerte entre líneas de Donna León (Seix Barral, 2014) y he de decir que ha sido absolutamente decepcionante, tanto que no tengo ganas ni de dedicarle una reseña. 242 more words


And You've Gone Too Far 'Cause You Know it Don't Matter Anyway*

There’s a certain phenomenon that seems to go along with having influence and power, or at least with having wealth. It’s what I call the culture of entitlement. 1,502 more words

Agatha Christie

Continuando con anteriores y Donna Leon.


Ya veis que agosto ha sido prolifero en Reseñas, pues he terminado varios que tenía empezados. Terminé el de Tolkien y la Gran Guerra… 171 more words


Thumbs Up Tuesdays Four

“Two dead men changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I’d never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue… 480 more words


No justice in Giudecca?

Donna Leon Uniform Justice Arrow 2004

Donna Leon’s Commissario Brunetti has been compared to Camilleri’s Commissario Montalbano so many times that I felt I had to at least sample one of the titles in her series, and I’m glad I did. 307 more words


Thumbs Up Tuesdays Three

Since we went to Italy in 2011, I’ve continued studying and learning more about this wonderful country. Each of its 20 different regions boast its own heritage and culinary traditions, but my favorite by far was Veneto, home to Venice. 382 more words