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Ablutions: Notes for a Novel, by Patrick DeWitt / ****

“I will try to be happy, you think, and your heart and chest feel a plummeting, as in the case of the hurtling rollercoaster, and your heart wants to cry and sob, but you, not wanting to cry, hit yourself hard in the center of your chest and it hurts so much but you drive on, your face dry and remaining dry, though it had been a close call, after all.” 657 more words

Book Reviews

2017: The Reading Year

After my attempt in 2016 to read a century of books, I decided this year to reduce the target to a more manageable 80. Still over a book a week, but with a little more breathing space to wade into some longer books. 798 more words

On Writers

Review: Undermajordomo Minor

Hi everyone, happy Monday! Today I’m going to be reviewing Patrick DeWitt’s novel Undermajordomo Minor. 175 more words


The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt

Recently my partner and I set off for a trip which would take us down the west coast of North America, starting in Vancouver and ending in Los Angeles about two months later. 918 more words

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

I walked into my favourite used bookstore looking for a copy of Lincoln in the Bardo and instead walked out with three unintended purchases, including  222 more words

The Sisters Brothers – Patrick DeWitt

A stark but affecting existential Western about the need for – and struggle to find – meaning.

Eli and Charlie Sisters are, it turns out, pretty notorious mercenaries in nineteenth century mid-West America. 397 more words

Simple Sunday Pursuits...

It’s been raining most of the afternoon, here in London, it is also windy and very, very grey; like the weather is screaming at us “Summer is over!” “Make way for Autumn!” 652 more words