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'The Facts Of Life' by Somerset Maugham

The Facts Of Life by Somerset Maugham, 1939

The magic trick:

Providing a counterpoint to the world of P.G. Wodehouse

This is pleasant, light-hearted comedy; fluff, if you will. 309 more words


Taking Posession

Finished Possession by A.S. Byatt on the subway last night, I have been listening to it as a book on tape for the last 2.5 months. 284 more words

Book Review

'A.V. Laider' by Max Beerbohm

A.V. Laider by Max Beerbohm, 1916

The magic trick:

Bringing the existential debate of the characters onto the reader through some clever plot twists

A.V. Laider and the narrator engage in debate early in the story over the nature of truth, belief, and free will. 229 more words


Bookaholic Casualties

When it comes to books, God only knows how many of those I have acquired during the years and with how much sacrifice and excitement! They say that any addiction starts out as an innocent interest or even curiosity; well, it’s a slippery slope! 529 more words

Books Over Coffee

'Jeeves And The Impending Doom' by P.G. Wodehouse

Jeeves And The Impending Doom by P.G. Wodehouse, 1926

The magic trick:

Mastering the art of situation comedy

Entire books could be devoted to exploring the genius that is the Bertie Wooster first-person narration in Wodehouse’s Jeeves stories. 282 more words


The Prioress in Chaucer's Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

The Prioress is one of the few female pilgrims, which is, in itself, interesting; present in her and the Wife of Bath is Chaucer’s judgement on women. 1,603 more words

Kent's Thesis Explained

A vlog update and explanation of my thesis, which I’ve been meaning to do for weeks and finally got around to doing!