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THE CRIME OF BLASPHEMY

“The law is a ass”, famously said Mr Bumble, in “Oliver Twist”.  This is, of course, totally unfair to the ass, which may be ornery, cantankerous and, well, asinine, but the poor animal is incapable of cruelty or injustice, as is too often the case with the law.   400 more words

What I have read : in bulk

Cervantes: Don Quixote (pre-loved book, 5 pounds sterling). I loved the one hundred and fifty pages that I read, that I stopped there because I felt that I did not get to grasp the beauty of the language in English (I do not understand the subtleties Of the language in English) and I made the decision to wait to be able to read it in French. 369 more words

The Books I Have Read

Paul Hardisty - Secret Library

Today we meet Paul Hardisty who chooses his secret library as part of the blog tour for his latest novel, Reconciliation for the Dead. Paul has what you might call a… 628 more words

Reviews

誰殺了韋勒貝克(地圖與版圖) La Carte et le Territoire (The Map and the Territory)

irwin,
http://www.books.com.tw/products/0010578677

irwin,
書譯名是on9, 不用理

irwin,
應該係 地圖與版圖

誰殺了好似嗰啲hardboiled detective fiction

地圖與版圖係主角其中一個展品, 將大量地圖同相應地方既實照放埋一齊展覽
探討佢地既關係

Mo,

好有趣
Irwin 已讀?

irwin,
真係覺得有趣?!

Mo,
真呀
有啲想買

irwin,
唔駛扮有興趣wo… 61 more words

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Review: Submission

Submission

by Michel Houellebecq

Genre: dystopia, satire, politics Read: 20th January 2017

SUMMARY

In a near-future France, François, a middle-aged academic, is watching his life slowly dwindle to nothing.

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Books

David Roberts - Crowds, Cancer, Clones: Houellebecq rewrites Canetti

Crowds, Cancer, Clones: Houellebecq rewrites Canetti

Professor David Roberts will presenting a paper at the University of Melbourne on May the 5th 2017

The importance of Aldous Huxley for Michel Houellebecq has long been recognised.  238 more words

Events

Houellebecq on dandelion salad

An instance of realistic detail, & unlooked-for truth, inside the apparatus of political satire:

She’d made a salad of fava beans and dandelion with shaved Parmesan.

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Disordered Reading