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My Little Bulldozer

There’s a bulldozer that follows me around. The eras of my life in pieces at his feet. The smash and crash and vibrations through the earth as memories fall, crumble, disintegrate. 514 more words


Mr. Fox

When I think of Helen Oyeyemi, imaginative, unconventional and confusing are the first things to come to mind.

My introduction to Ms. Oyeyemi was through her first book… 1,285 more words

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle is the penultimate fairy tale.

This book is now one of my favorites.

As a child who was obsessed with unicorns and pegasi, including The Last Unicorn film, I don’t know why I hadn’t read this book until now. 524 more words

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Before the War - Fay Weldon 


On a cold November in London in 1922,  Vivvie Ripple awaits the train. She is a very wealthy and well-bred young woman, but lamentably inept at social interactions, clumsy, plain and much too tall. 595 more words


Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

New York in 1746 is a small town of 7,000 people, perched at the end of Manahatta Island, a place which  English and Dutch influences vie: the Bowery is still the Bouwerij, Brooklyn is still Breuckelen. 336 more words

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Why you must Remember your Story isn't Real to Craft True Suspense

Picture this: it’s the middle of a dramatic story and the main character is being lowered into a pit of ravenous crocodiles. Meanwhile, the villain is launching a doomsday device which will destroy the whole world! 647 more words

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