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Book #83: The Orphan Master's Son

Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master’s Son, 2012, 443p

Welp, this is a book that really messes with your sense of reality.

Would I have ever read this on my own? 251 more words

100 days 100 short stories:: story thirty-three

story: Interesting Facts

 author: Adam Johnson

year: 2015

where: kitchen table, between episodes of Black Mirror

note: read so many stories today (first day back to work), this was the best… 16 more words

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

Minors and sex


I read this Observer column of Victoria Coren-Mitchell and couldn’t agree more. I do not know Adam Johnson, nor am I familiar with this particular case, I am, however, with a different one. 628 more words


The Orphan Master's Son: Adam Johnson

Read this book.


It is that good (and not just because it was the Pulitzer Prize winner).

We can have no idea how accurate the details that are portrayed in this fictional account of the Hermit Kingdom are, but it is compelling nevertheless.

Read it.


Fortune Smiles: Finally Understanding What it Means to be Bold

When I see blurbs from reviews on novels I generally take them with a grain of salt, – unless the reviewer is either an author I love or Michiko Kakutani – but I cannot help but be amused or sometimes annoyed by them, particularly when they are one word. 1,467 more words

The Orphan Master's Son

This has been my favorite read of the year. Also one of my favorite covers in recent years.

In fact, seeing the cover in a bookstore was how I learned about the book in the first place. 141 more words


UPDATED: News journalist Danielle Whitfield's first job spans murders and celebrity tales

By Anna Riley

Celebrity penis sizes, bestiality, kidnapping and murders are among the variety of stories covered daily by a news agency journalist.

Danielle Whitfield, a Leeds Trinity University alumna, was yet to graduate when she started working at North News and Pictures, a Newcastle-based press agency. 291 more words