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The back jacket indicates that Peter Carey is available for select speaking engagements. I am thinking honorarium before I begin reading “Amnesia”. Peter Carey was a “Mad Man” in Australia, so self-promotion would not be inconsistent. 527 more words

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Have a Great Reading Summer!

And here we are, at last!  Ten weeks of summer stretching before us.  Are you looking for reading ideas?  Check out these great resources over the summer: 186 more words


The Tusk That Did the Damage

As I was reading Tania James’ novel I kept thinking about Nikita Lalwani’s “The Village” which I reviewed in December, 2013. In both novels the BBC sends journalists to India to do a documentary. 253 more words

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A Summer's worth of Reading Suggestions...

School is almost over, and the summer reading season is about to begin.  Yippee!!
During the summer, there will be a new blog post every 10 days, featuring three or four titles for you to discover.  152 more words

Interesting Facts

I have yet to write a review about one short story. This is the exception. “Interesting Facts” by Adam Johnson appears in the June 2015 edition of Harper’s magazine. 187 more words

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Reading suggestion #26: The Commission replies to "Stop Vivisection" European Citizens' Initiative

On 3 June, the Commission  replied to the “Stop Vivisection” European Citizens’ Initiative, and decided not to abrogate Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes as requested by the Initiative (see the… 187 more words

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Memories of My Melancholy Whores

I had no read any of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s works, so my choice of this 2005 novella is likely not representative of the body of his work. 110 more words

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