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The Sex Corner Or: How One Asexual Has Got Fed Up With The Usual Romantic Tropes and Sex Scenes In Books

Well, this is a post that goes well with Asexual Awareness Week!

I’m thinking of calling one corner of my room “The Sex Corner”.

No no no! 1,136 more words


Guest Post: David Young

Life in the shadow of the Berlin Wall has been a fertile ground for writers such as Len Deighton, John le Carre and Ian McEwan. David Young’s acclaimed new novel Stasi Child, published by Bonnier, takes us once again to the DDR and deep into the brutal heart of its infamous secret police apparatus, and introduces us to a startling new protagonist, Oberleutnant Karin Müller. 1,115 more words


The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan | Book review

 The comfort of strangers by Ian McEwan is labelled as a thriller, with mystery sprinkled in and described as the story of a couple who “meet a man with a disturbing story to tell” as they end up in his “fantasy of violence and obsession”. 705 more words



Amsterdam is a Booker Prize winner from 1999 by Ian McEwan. Two aging, former lovers of a socialite meet at her funeral and contemplate and fear that the rapid decline that was her fate could be theirs as well. 87 more words


Lo Nuevo

Lo que sería una suerte de tiempo libre para dedicarme a mis lecturas, y posteriormente, reseñas de dichas lecturas, ha resultado una tarea casi imposible. Por suerte, ayer llegó la paquetería al pueblo y comencé en ese mismo momento a leer lo que trajo consigo.

Próximamente las reseñas.

Días Por Días.

Parents' wish to treat child's cancer with Chinese medicine overruled by Family Court

JM (a child), Re EWHC 2832 (Fam), 7 October 2015 – read judgment

Mostyn J, ruling in the Family Division that a child should receive surgical treatment for bone cancer against the wishes of his parents, has referred to Ian McEwan’s “excellent” novel The Children Act (Jonathan Cape 2014), which is about a 17 year old Jehovah’s Witness refusing a blood transfusion. 843 more words

In The News

Essential Reading: October 2015

September means that, in my side of the globe, it is starting to get really cold which has the effect of making me want to just lie down in my bed and cover myself with blankets while getting nothing done. 577 more words