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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Here comes another book that I would have liked to read in school.

That this book is one of the many dystopian stories I have read is of no matter, it was unique in that it focused on a specific aspect of dystopian life, the struggle of consuming forbidden information. 501 more words

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Fall books: New fiction in a very political season

Carla Lucchetta

This year’s fiction list is characterized by authors returning after long absences. Nino Ricci publishes his first novel since 2008; Trevor Cole is back with his first book since winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour in 2011; Greg Hollingshead has a new story collection, his first publication since 2004; Sharon Butala’s last published work was in 2008 and Lawrence Hill’s last fiction dates to 2007. 884 more words

Government And Politics

“We all go to Heaven leaning on the arm of someone we helped.”  ~Neal Cassady, quoted in Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac ©1965


Excerpted from Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger, ©1961:

It was a very touch-and-go business, in 1955, to get a wholly plausible reading from Mrs. Glass’s face, and especially from her enormous blue eyes. 

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'It has a lot to say': Esteemed literary critic Hellmuth Karasek reviews Ikea catalog for our enjoyment

Did you know the Ikea catalog has the world’s largest print run at a gobsmacking 220 million copies? Well, now you do, and to offset this wonderful slice of knowledge, German literary critic Hellmuth Karasek has taken it upon himself to read the Ikea catalog in an ad for the Swedish retailer. 253 more words


The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

This story was very intriguing. It took me a second to get into the book, I wasn’t in the right mindset to enjoy it yet, I don’t think, but once I got into it I couldn’t stop reading. 365 more words

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Home and Family in Literature and Life

Do we ever really think about what first piques our interest in a particular subject? Whether it’s history or science or literature or society or food, we tend to generalize our initial interest in a topic or hobby – “it was in my early 20s” or “sometime in my youth” or “when I heard about it from a friend.” But do we really think through the very thing that truly led us to want to learn more, do more, and find more out about something that intrigued us? 990 more words