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The Secret History by Donna Tartt

I loved The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (see my review here), even though it is a book that seems to polarise opinion, so I thought it was about time that I read Tartt’s 1992 modern classic, … 610 more words

Book Reviews

The Reason You're Alive: Funny, smart, and a lot of fun

You don’t know that you know Matthew Quick’s work (or maybe you do, and if you do, congratulations and high five), but you do. He wrote Silver Linings Playbook, made famous for its adaptation to film. 336 more words



I have no time, she says, pouring water for dishes in the sink

years of time washing over her flitting

memory-movies in her brain

Gone like water. 110 more words

The Halloween Children

 Title: The Halloween Children

Writer: Brian James Freeman & Norman Prentiss

Publishing House: Earthling Publications

Date of Publication: October 2014

Rating: 3 stars

“If my jokes had anything to do with what happened to our family that Halloween, I’m really sorry. 573 more words

Favorite Quotes: Charles Bukowski - Ham on Rye (Part Two)

  for all the fathers

“There was no sense to life, to the structure of things.  D.H. Lawrence had known that.  You needed love, but not the kind of love most people used and were used up by.    1,265 more words


Fredrick Douglas, "What to the Slave is the 4th of July?"

One of the greatest orators in American history, Fredrick Douglas was born a slave and worked tirelessly his entire life not only to escape his bondage, but to educate himself and be an active member of social and political causes. 302 more words


Poe: The Trauma of an Era published

«I consider superlatively well qualified. He has studied Poe’s works closely, and in my opinion knows them as intimately as do the leading American scholars and critics of Poe. 363 more words

American Studies