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4 Narratives with a Strong Setting

The Setting in a narrative or a fictional piece of work can refer to a period in time or a geographic place. Along with style, plot, characters, it is considered an important component of storytelling. 386 more words


On Reading: 'The Thing in the Forest' by A.S. Byatt

Packing up my parents house has been a long, grueling process. Something that has made it even longer but far less grueling is the discover and rediscover of books. 417 more words


Possession by A S Byatt

I enjoyed this book a great deal. It is a technically a brilliant achievement, running parallel stories about love and relationships while creating two wholly fictional oeuvres, complete with letters, for two long dead literary figures, also fictional characters. 104 more words

TBR Challenge 2017 Update #1

For those just arriving: I’ve decided to participate in the TBR Challenge this year.  The object is to read as many books as you can that you’ve had on your “to-be-read” pile by the end of the year. 386 more words


Binging on Byatt — #Books

Stanczyk  is binge reading Dame A.S. Byatt‘s books. This jester neglected reading Chabon & Byatt for far too long and I am remedying those omissions before the weather gets too nice. 12 more words




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What caused you to read the novel? What did you like about it?

My teacher recommended it. The cover spoke to me, so I decided to see if I would like it. 82 more words

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Reading Challenge #52: A Book Based on Mythology

Title: Ragnarok

Author: A.S. Byatt

How it fulfills the challenge: This book is an adaptation of the Norse end of the world myth (Ragnarok)

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