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The Inventory - The Riddle of the Links

It’s comin’ down out there! So stay inside and read some of the good stuff! We troll them webs so you don’t hafta!

As always, if you have something you would like us to link to, send it to us, along with whatever accompanying text or explanation you prefer, to… 634 more words


Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt

I enjoyed this book more than I expected to, mainly because of deWitt’s style of narration and dialogue. It’s a strange book and nearly impossible to categorize. 291 more words

Contemporary Fiction

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“She is fifty-six, with brittle, overdyed burgandy hair and orange lipstick and many sad tattoos whose meanings she hopes to share with you. She is a friendly person but has a greedy little girl’s heart and her eyes grow narrow as she drinks and she looks at you as if you were the last piece of cake at a party.” (73) … 500 more words

Like_minded Folks

I've borrowed a couple good ones from Chapters the last few weeks

A groundswell of compassion underneath quick turns of laugh-out loud-dark humour and dialogue, Under majordomo Minor is Patrick deWitt’s latest odd charmer. I heartily recommend it, especially to fans of Wes Anderson’s movies. 72 more words

Book Corner – November 2015 (1)

The Sisters Brothers – Patrick deWitt

Does it help to write a comic novel if your name is deWitt? The jury is out on that questions because, despite the blurb on its cover saying it is “so good, so funny, so sad”, I didn’t find it a rib cracker. 622 more words


Under major domo minor by Patrick deWitt (Granta)

“Lucien Minor’s mother had not wept, had not come close to weeping in their parting.”

THE much anticipated (in these quarters) second book from Patrick deWitt, the follow up to… 353 more words


Book Review - 'Undermajordomo Minor'

Title: Undermajordomo Minor
Author: Patrick deWitt
Genre: Literary Fiction
Release Date: September 2015
Rating: ★★★★★

“Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury. 731 more words