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Palate Cleanser Review: Brutal Youth - Anthony Breznican

book purchased by myself

Genre: Literary Fiction

Summary:

Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a troubled, working-class Catholic high school with a student body full of bullies and zealots, and a faculty that’s even worse in Anthony Breznican’s…

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One Leading Candidate

The other day as I was eating three-day-old pasta, I thought about my third reading of Philip Roth’s American Pastoral.  (This really didn’t happen, but I did think about the book and liked the pun.) 95 more words

Book Notes

Kafka's Night - Result

If you don’t know, I’m dedicating tonight to recreating Kafka’s illustrious night of creativity, in which he wrote the Judgement in its entirety! I’ve decided the night consists of half the day, for some reason, so I’m going to attempt to write from 10 PM to 10 AM (GMT), with as few interruptions as possible… Ignoring this, of course. 214 more words

Writing

Book Review: Beatrice & Virgil by Yann Martel

After three weeks of reading young adult literature, I wanted to switch it up a bit, and so I picked up Yann Martel’s Beatrice & Virgil… 720 more words

Book Review

Kafka's Night - Four Hours In

If you don’t know, I’m dedicating tonight to recreating Kafka’s illustrious night of creativity, in which he wrote the Judgement in its entirety! I’ve decided the night consists of half the day, for some reason, so I’m going to attempt to write from 10 PM to 10 AM (GMT), with as few interruptions as possible… Ignoring this, of course. 145 more words

Writing

Leonardo's Pocket Camera

Small ‘libricini’ (pocket sized notebooks) recorded whatever image took Leonardo’s fancy.

They were tied to his belt, and captured more detail than an ‘Instamatic.’ Notations of color, size, and even the weather was important to document, as it designated the quality of light. 191 more words

Leonardo Da Vinci

Literary Fiction - Are You Still Awake?

Just returned from my writing retreat at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.

The first panel (How Plot Works) discussed why literary fiction bores readers. 368 more words

Craft