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Heels - #50-Word Sentences - #Steampunk #MicroFiction

The reverberating echoes of her heels resounded along the desolate alleyway, shattering the heavy silence and bouncing off the grimy, rust-stained walls like arrows raining from the murk congested sky; piercing the pensive musings of my thoughts to leave me spinning round seeking their source like an over-wound psychotic whirl-a-gig. 6 more words

BnV

Book Review: The Brass Cupcake, by John D. MacDonald

The Brass Cupcake was published in 1950, sixty-seven years ago as I write this review and fifteen years before I was born. It is not on any current bestseller list. 794 more words

Reading

Bird in a cage by Frédéric Dard

Bird in a cage by Frédéric Dard

French Noir fiction

Original title – Le Monte-charge

Translator – David Bellos

Source – Library book

This is my third choice for Pushkin press fortnight and the first from the Vertigo range I have read , which is a collection of Crime and Noir novels from around the world . 680 more words

TRANSLATIONS

Breathing into Marble by Laura Sintija Cerniauskaite

Breathing into Marble by Laura Sintija Cerniauskaite

Lithuanian Fiction

Original title – Kvėpavimas į marmurą

Translator – Marija Marcinkute

Source – review copy

As I said yesterday in my wrap up there was three new publishers last month and here is another Noir press is a new small press focusing on Baltic fiction. 602 more words

2017

Pleasure Model - Christopher Rowley (Netherworld #1)

I had never heard of Heavy Metal Pulp genre until a couple weeks ago. While stumbling around my boyfriend’s book horde, I found this strange novel scattered among the shelves. 351 more words

Books

Ye Bigge Sleepe, Part 3: Beauty and Intellect in Bologna

Summary: It’s my toughest case yet: An apparent 14th-Century manuscript of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, only the 2nd ever discovered. Genuine or fake? 1,790 more words

Travel

Ye Bigge Sleepe, Part 2: Stolen Parchment

Summary: It’s my toughest case yet: what seems to be a 14th-Century manuscript of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, only the second one ever discovered. 909 more words

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