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A Few Thoughts on Colm Toibin, "Brooklyn" and Adaptation

I watched John Crowley’s film version of Colm Toibin’s novel, Brooklyn, again the other night, after reading an interview with Toibin in The Guardian Review… 792 more words

Writers & Writing

Iris Murdoch Readalong: A Severed Head

A strange but very readable satire on who you’re supposed to love versus who you actually do. My sixth Murdoch novel, and a very good one for book clubs or for newcomers to start with, I think, given how much it tackles in its just over 200 pages. 864 more words

Fiction Reviews

Poetry of the Bath

Hush now, I could be floating in a far off sea

banked by clean white rocks

where warm water caresses me.

Hush now, there is no dust to dust… 49 more words


Review: A Blink of the Screen

I can never quite get my head around Terry Pratchett doing short fiction. I don’t know why, but for me he’s a long form writer. That’s not to say anything in this collection is bad, far from it. 301 more words


Scheherazade in Later Years.

She does not know, of course, that there need be only one thousand and one nights. She must go on the working assumption that the king has to be satisfied indefinitely, until one of them finally drops. 54 more words

Gallery Of Illustrations

Top Ten Tuesday: For the Love of Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Not being much of a romance reader I always struggle to come up with a meaningful response to these Valentine’s Day prompts. 476 more words