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What I Read in July 2015

Allegra Goodman, Paradise Park. In this novel by the author of Kaaterskill Falls, young Jewish drifter-girl seeks spiritual enlightenment. I enjoyed this picareque account of her 20 years of journey from Christianity to Buddhism and back to several flavors of Judaism. 323 more words

   Hang about… This isn’t post-war Vienna! No… This is the real world. This is the awful, awful reality of middle class suburbia, a place of pretensions and unrivaled snobbery, where disregard for the highway code… 1,061 more words


Frank Tuohy (1957 [1970]) The Animal Game and Live Bait.

Frank Tuohy (1957 ) The Animal Game

The Animal Game is Frank Tuohy’s first novel, published in 1957 and out of print now. Think of Graham Greene. 545 more words

Catch the Reader with Your Opening Paragraph

You will find an intriguing opening paragraph in Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock.

Today’s Assignment:

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Quote of the day, July 25

Graham Greene, from The Power and the Glory

“Hate is a lack of imagination.”


The Incredible Hulke

Currently in its 36th year and just a few months shy of its 500th issue, Doctor Who Magazine is a remarkable publication, often carrying journalism of the highest calibre – but every now and then, it runs something quite exceptional. 217 more words


Earlier this week, BBC Culture released its lists of “The 100 greatest American films” from a poll of 62 international film critics. The results weren’t surprising — what was left off cause more discussion — with the usual suspects: … 742 more words