You know that feeling when you decide to reread a book after many years? You know how you look forward to a comforting, familiar read, perhaps with new insights this time round, but mostly, you want to revel in a familiar story? 267 more words
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My first encounter with Jonathan Franzen started with me confusing him with Joshua Ferris; I had read Ferris’ Then We Came to the End because of its attractive post-it collage cover and was drawn in by the intimate, inner-dialogue type exposition. 483 more words
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After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson’s disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives.
Last Wednesday, we reported that Edward Modetta set fire to the abandoned Anacin Rice Company building because of auditory hallucinations brought about by paranoid schizophrenia. In reality, however, his act of arson was spurred on by the wyrd voice that whispered, “Put flames of tongue on those pennants” to the ear inside his skull. 212 more words