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Flanagan's Booker win a breath of fresh air

There was something particularly heartening about Richard Flanagan’s Booker Prize win for his novel “The Narrow Road to the Deep North”. Here is a writer at the top of his game, receiving one of the most coveted literary awards in the English speaking language, admitting that on completing the book he almost gave up writing to work in the mines of northern Australia so he could support his family. 432 more words

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About the Booker winner Richard Flanagan who highlighted the struggle writers face to make a living from their craft

The Practices of Compassion and Cruelty

“I don’t understand these people trying to help animals when there’s so much human suffering in the world. Shouldn’t they be helping humans instead?”

I was asked this question at dinner the other day. 376 more words

Animal Rights

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War is over… not quite yet

You hear it everywhere as we approach this time of year – in the shopping malls, on the radio, the optimistic crooning from John and Yoko’s classic: “War is over, if you want it”. 736 more words

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“You don't write about the horrors of war. No. You write about a kid's burnt socks lying in the road.” ―Richard Price Read here an excerpt from FRANCESCA, when the heroine’s home town of Dili, capital of East Timor, was invaded by the Indonesian army:

"Hogan’s adept storytelling makes us ponder our spiritual essence."

About THE LAST ISLAND in a Greek American newspaper The Greek Star:


Novel Explores Themes of Redemption, Escape, Love, Our Flawed Nature

Playwright David Hogan offers an intriguing novel, “The Last Island,” based on a fictional Greek island in the Sporades. 587 more words


Zen Lunacy

The following is an excerpt from the Dream Dialectic: The New Aesthetic.

Sell your soul for less than it’s worth, the man says. Stay off the roads and be afraid of strangers. 666 more words


Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) - Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days is one of those unique books where there is nothing else like it, at least that I have found. Jack Sullivan, in his afterwards to my Reader’s Digest edition of the book, described it as “part travelogue, part suspense story, part social satire, and part rumination on geography and probability, it is also, at various points, an American Western, a jungle adventure, and a tongue-in-cheek detective yarn.” 1,377 more words


[Cerpen : Travel Fiction] Diantara Semeru dan Mahameru


Udara Ranu Pane pada malam itu begitu menusuk dan menembus lapisan jaket, baju, hingga kulit. Panasnya kopi yang dimasak tepat di depan pos pendaftaran pendakian Gunung Semeru itu pun hanyalah nikmat sesaat. 1,701 more words