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"Dream House"

Sunbather, 2013

See that album cover above? Beautiful, isn’t it? You can buy the exclusive typeface if you want — only $30. Or how about a… 143 more words

Prog Rock

100 Greatest Novels: From Here to Eternity, The Wapshot Chronicle, & The Catcher in the Rye

Moving a little quicker through the list. I have three more of the 100 greatest novels for you today. I’ve been somewhat ill the last two weeks, taking a few days off of work, so I’ve had some undesired free time to read. 956 more words


Fyodor Books muda-se para o edifício do Cinema Ideal

“You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do”. A frase acompanha a fotografia de um indivíduo sentado numas escadas à entrada de um prédio. 801 more words

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The Blemish Novella Story Part 29: new analysis and two kinds of electronica

Two bits of news on The Beach Volcano.

Firstly, my alma mater, Verity La, has published a wonderfully thoughtful  and expansive review, one that manages to tease out some themes and interpretations that might have been buried even from me. 204 more words

Blemish Books

a remote and despicable point

“His memory of a life without drugs was like a memory of himself as a blond, half-naked youth in good flannels, walking on a white beach between the dark sea and a rank of leonine granite, and to seek out such a memory was contemptible. 43 more words


very old and haggard

“This teacher from the university tells us to smile, smile, smile, smile, but you go around smiling all the time like he teaches us to, you get to look like a very old person, a very old and haggard person who nobody wants anything to do with especially in the line of banking investments.”

— John Cheever, Falconer


Author's Debut Novel Compared to Classics

It is surprisingly difficult to find a book to read that hasn’t been a bestseller. Any novel that has ever been recommended seems to have been on the New York Times Bestseller List for at least a week. 238 more words