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The Bone Clocks

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What I love about David Mitchell is his fearlessness as a writer, his willingness to experiment, and his boundless enthusiasm for pushing the envelope of language and, indeed, the very form of the novel itself. 654 more words


It was a clammy night in Buenos Nerbes and I was at an alright party at El Grouch’s, a place that needed a refurb so badly it was fast becoming retro. 1,688 more words


The Gayristocracy

Looking After Joey by David Pratt

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book has a great premise. Calvin, an ageing and single gay man (which as David Pratt would tell you is a double whammy if you want to be part of the ‘gayristocracy’), inexplicably finds himself… 519 more words

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All Those Vanished Engines

All Those Vanished Engines by Paul Park

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

“It’s all meta-fiction, all the time.”

“I always warned students against complexity for its own sake, and to consider the virtues of the simple story, simply told.” 408 more words

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Sartor Resartus

Ever since I read Emerson I have been interested in reading Thomas Carlyle’s “novel” Sartor Resartus because Emerson loved it, got it published in the United States, and it influenced New England Transcendentalism. 687 more words


blablablaandgabbler reblogged this on Further Annotations and commented:

'I can’t say the book was a pleasurable read, a good bit of it was a slog and it took me since May to read the final twenty pages. It was sort of like facing down the vegetable you like the least. You know it is good for you but you just can’t bring yourself to like it no matter how it gets dressed up. But once you’ve eaten it there is a certain sense of accomplishment and satisfaction as well as relief. How’s that for a recommendation? Read it if you dare.'

Birdman, Meta-Fiction, and Role-Playing Games

The world this week is greeted with the debut of Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, and directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

Perhaps the most intriguing part of the film is the structured used of… 553 more words