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Review: Paradise Lodge by Nina Stibbe

*Please note: I received this book gratis in order to provide a review. This review is my honest opinion and is unaffected by the receipt of this for free.* 412 more words


But it was Mendel’s Dwarf that saw him come into his own as a writer. A dozen years on, his voice still lifts when he talks about it.

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Devotion by Ros Barber

Ros Barber was one of my lecturers when I did my Creative Writing MA, and Ros Barber is one of the subjects of my forthcoming series of contemporary writer video interviews ***COMING SOON***. 994 more words

Book Review

Mendel’s Dwarf is an unusual piece. It’s a work of science fiction in the strict sense, but without any of the familiar traits of the genre.

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"On Pandering" - Claire Vaye Watkins

The stunning truth is that I am asking, deep down, as I write, What would Philip Roth think of this? What would Jonathan Franzen think of this?

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Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels

I’ve read all four of the Neapolitan Novels. John Freeman described them as explosive, and I don’t disagree but I would like to add the adjective static. 308 more words

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Is postmodernism a thing of the past?

Postmodern irony attempts to subvert and undermine the shallow, image-bombarded, televisual culture which arose in the 1960’s. However, David Foster Wallace argues in his essay… 838 more words

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