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In his solemn hour,
the clown’s last laugh was soundless–
loss of an outlet.
John Biscello

Darth Vader Vol. 1: Vader

Publisher: Marvel
Released: October 20th 2015
Received: Marvel Unlimited
Issues: Darth Vader 1-6

This week I finally caved and started reading through Darth Vader (courtesy of Marvel Unlimited: the biggest supporter for comic binge reading). 412 more words


Chronicles of the Time: Short Announcement

Quote: Do you hear, let them be well used, for they are the abstracts and brief chronicles of the time.

—Shakespeare (Hamlet 2.2.514)

This is Hamlet telling Polonius to take good care of a theatre troupe, because the acts they put on reflect and summarise the times for posterity.

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Ernest Hemingway

Review of Mary V. Dearborn’s Ernest Hemingway, appearing in the new issue of Riot Material.
“Can I believe myself as others believe me to be? Here is where these lines become a confession in the presence of my unknown and unknowable to me, unknown and unknowable for myself. 148 more words
John Biscello

Here I Am

“Tired! Priscilla, don’t talk of it. I’m tired, and green, and provincial, and only about ten years old. For pity’s sake take your poor, broken-down chum to some place where she can hear herself think.” 913 more words


Throwback Thursday: Secret Wars

*Throwback Thursdays exist to spotlight older books worth reading (or not, depending). The books featured will always be at least a year old, if not more. 556 more words