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Top 5 Wednesday: First Sentences

This top 5 Wednesday is dedicated to my favorite first sentences in books. The lines that have hooked me and made me want to devour every other line of the book. 148 more words

Top 5 Wednesday

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

I once heard an anecdote about a famous film critic who said that he wasn’t going to watch “The African Queen” until he was on his deathbed, because he wanted to save the best for last. 1,689 more words

Books And Zines

The Lilies of the Field

A patch of darkness overhead

Hemmed in by the fleece

Of high-flown clouds

Shows a dim star or two.

The product of our progress

Is that we have shut ourselves… 312 more words


Readers vs burners

In honour of #NationalBookLoversDay, the Japanese poster for Truffaut’s  adaptation of “Fahrenheit 451”.


Why Is Dystopian Fiction So Popular?

If you haven’t noticed, dystopian novels (and movies) are all the rage these days. I’m a huge fan of the genre, as are so many others. 262 more words

Back From The Future

I’ve always been drawn to dystopian novels.

The first I read was ‘The Edict’ by Max Ehrlich. Published in 1971, set in the 21st Century, the novel’s dark vision is focused on a world ravished by over-population and ecological disasters. 431 more words

Midlife Crisis