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The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

I guess I just have a hard time reading pictures. I’m too focused on the words when I read a graphic novel.  And the words usually are not very good.   406 more words

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My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

I wonder if we should judge writers not by their best work, but by their mediocre work.  Great books stand on their own, whether or not they were written by a great writer.   333 more words

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Commonwealth: Ann Patchett

“Half the things in this life I wish I could remember and the other half I wish I could forget.”

Ann Patchett’s engaging novel, Commonwealth… 842 more words


From my newest short fiction

New story still in the works.  I originally wanted it to be around 1500 words but think it will end up about 2200 after all.  This is a piece from the end. 399 more words


“But here, this whole thing is ancient and different and we have to set down somewhere and start fouling it up. We’ll call the canal the Rockefeller Canal and the mountain King George Mountain and the sea the DuPont Sea, and there’ll be Roosevelt and Lincoln and Coolidge cities and it won’t ever be right, when there are the proper names for these places.”

Book Quotes

The Highway by C. J. Box

It was Danielle and Gracie’s secret. A teenage adventure. A 1,000 mile drive along the spine of the Rocky Mountains to visit Danielle’s boyfriend in Montana.

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Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Having recently signed myself up to another 4.5 years of study (why, why?), I am finding it increasingly difficult to muster the time or energy for leisurely fiction. 261 more words