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Is it too early to call Buccaneers rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo a bust?

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When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded back into the latter part of the second round, there were many ways they could have spent their third pick of the 2016 NFL draft without raising any eyebrows. 477 more words

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The Parcel by Anosh Irani

I came to read this book through an unlikely coincidence. I was walking to a restaurant to meet up with some folks I worked with before my retirement from the workaday world. 271 more words


Author, Nadia Hashimi, visits 'Maritzburg and Durban

NADIA Hashimi, the international best-selling author of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell and When The Moon Is Low, will be in Pietermaritzburg on Monday, September 12 to launch her latest novel, … 181 more words

Generosity in the West Island

Just recently, a beautiful book store in my all-time very favourite shopping centre donated several boxes of new books to the Thrift Shops for Nova West Island bookstore. 89 more words


The Fearful

The Fearful (Keith Gray) is a wonderful book overshadowed by a terrible, flat ending, and too-realistic (read: disappointing) character choices.

There’s a point where really good use of setting can overshadow the plot and make me not care about it. 396 more words


The Beach

(Alex Garland) is one of my favourite novels – a thoughtful exploration of how people react under extreme stress in a utopia turned sour.

No one who I’ve mentioned this book to with knew what it was, until I mentioned it’s the source material for the film starring Leonardo Dicaprio (with one of the best soundtrack compilations I’ve heard to boot). 459 more words


City on Fire - a book review

Late last night I finished reading Garth Risk Hallberg’s sprawling epic first novel, City on Fire. I bought the hardcover one day, wandering through a bookstore looking for something I could really sink my teeth into. 497 more words