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Essay: Renata Adler's Speedboat and Pitch Dark, Sydney Review of Books, 9 May 2014

How do we account for the eagerness, then the fervour, that met the re-release of Adler’s novels as NYRB Classics in the US last year? Perhaps it is because we love a comeback, especially one involving a 75-year-old woman still rocking a over-the-shoulder waist-length braid and looking every bit as groovy as she did when she was given a job as a 24-year-old by William Shawn.

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Women's Writing

Jungles, Oceans, and the Lookout: The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Álvaro Mutis

The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Álvaro Mutis

He travels with a shady Cypriot passport, takes odd jobs at sea and travels with almost nothing but the clothes on his back and a hardcover book or two. 631 more words


Shotguns and Story Time

I read a really good book today and shot a shotgun 24 times. It was a good day.

(Oh, wait! Talking of books reminds me that… 262 more words


#bookadayuk 16: 'A book you can't believe more people haven't read'

Naturally, I couldn’t settle on just one book for today’s #bookaday theme, so here are the six books I think more people should read.