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Wonderland in Metroland: Doyle, Blake, and Clive Barker's WEAVEWORLD

I just finished rereading Clive Barker’s Weaveworld, the 1987 fantasy which sees a world of magic, concealed for a century in an enchanted carpet, unleashed on contemporary Britain. 973 more words

Storytelling

Not in our Stars, But in Ourselves

A Star Called Henry
Roddy Doyle

It’s possible that Roddy Doyle is the finest Irish writer of his generation.

That’s a huge statement and one I’m in no real position to support. 898 more words

Books

The Impossibility of Words

I’ve often wondered how it’s possible for non musicians to write about music. Indeed, writing about music can be pretty tough because words don’t convey sound, only an approximation and then only in the very best poetry. 774 more words

My Very First Post

WBW Book Corner: Somewhere (Elsewhere)

So normally here on the WBW Book Corner, I give my intro, as so, followed by the summary that Amazon provides for the book that I am spotlighting! 350 more words

Fiction

Roddy Doyle - La musica è cambiata

che poi il personaggio principale è quel Jimmy Rabbitte dei nostri amati committments, solo invecchiato (e che m’envecchio solo io, ahò??), sempre cazzone ancorché malato. Un bel tot di malinconia ma lo spirito quello c’è. 30 more words

Lazzia

Roddy Doyle is my stalker...

Roddy Doyle is my stalker. Or at least at a certain point frequent path crossings convinced me of this status. Clearly, this recognition works two ways but for a period Roddy Doyle was everywhere. 1,034 more words

Summer at the Bookshop: it started with a sketch...

In honour of bookselling summers gone by (and fellow booksellers), I am re-posting an edited version of a blog article that I originally wrote for… 985 more words

Children's Shelf