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Stephen Crane's legacy

“Stop that, Jim, d’yeh hear? Leave yer sister alone on the street. It’s like I can never beat any sense into yer damned wooden head.” … 301 more words

Victory of Eagles, Naomi Novik

Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik

First Published: 2009

Pages: 345 (Paperback)
Form: Novel
Series: Temeraire #5


As is the nature of longer series, the blurb contains spoilers for previous books. 826 more words


The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

First Published: 2006

Pages: 537 (Paperback)
Form: Novel
Series: Gentleman Bastard #1


The Thorn of Camorr is said to be an unbeatable swordsman, a master thief, a friend to the poor, a ghost that walks through walls.

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Woof! (Bark: Stories by Lorrie Moore)

Lorrie Moore’s prodigious strengths as a storyteller—her sneaky dovetailing of humor and sadness (Davis Sedaris has described the structure of her stories as “joke, joke, joke…then you’re devastated”) and the playful, concise versatility of her language (“Aloneness was like riding a bike. 88 more words

Three-Sentence Reviews

Reading List 2015 (continued)

4. MFA vs NYC edited by Chad Harbach

This collection of essays by various authors attempts to capture the current (although many essays date back to early 2000 and one was originally published in 1988) state of creative writing programs, publishing industry and American fiction in general. 315 more words


Reading Diary | The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald

Began: 25th December 2014

Finished: 8th January 2015

I really enjoyed The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald writes beautifully; his prose is richly bejewelled with beautiful words. 253 more words


Cypress Grove by James Sallis

Title: Cypress Grove
Author: James Sallis
Genre: Crime Fiction
Source: Purchased
Rating: Liked it a Lot (4 out of 5) 414 more words