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Bibliophilia by Martyn Clayton

In a large detached house surrounded by high privet hedges at the foot of a low hill range there is a room filled with books. Some of them date from the 19th century. 2,160 more words

All Stories

Notes Pinned on a Returnable Container by Tom Sheehan

No shit, there I was watering my flowers. Orchestration or habit bent on outcomes, I do it daily, making sure I can get back from all my Elsewheres in time to do so before the day is gone with the moon. 2,060 more words

Short Story

[777] Careless in Red - Elizabeth George

“But the fact remains that when someone lies in the middle of a murder investigation, that’s what the cops look at.” (Ch.18, p.520)

Careless in Red… 430 more words


Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

It is difficult to start to write about a book that has consumed me for the past 2 months.

This 1079 page book (about 100 pages are footnotes) takes place in a futuristic country which is a conglomerate of the US, Canada and Mexico.   553 more words

General Fiction

Review: Summer Lightning, by P.G. Wodehouse

Originally published in 1929, this is another absurd send-up of the British aristocracy at which Wodehouse excelled. The Hon. Galahad Threepwood is busy writing his Reminiscences which promise to incriminate half of the local gentry, much to their horror. 71 more words

Staff Picks

The burden of originality

A few weeks ago someone at work was reading aloud a review of a science fiction novel. During the part that described the plot, another someone snidely remarked ‘like that has never done before’. 697 more words

On Reading

Book Beginnings (27 November)

Book beginnings is a meme set up by Rose City Reader. Every Friday post the first line, or few lines, of the book you’re reading along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. 128 more words