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Incognito Salat Olivier

My name is Rochelle.

It’s not a very common name, and while it has French origin, my family’s choice in giving me this name has no hereditary connection. 834 more words

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The Count of Monte Cristo

One of my favourite memories from school was spending an English class reading Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo simultaneously with the class-book, Jamila Gavin’s… 325 more words


Shadows & Secrets


There is a moment when Alan Rickman confidently strides across the screen as Colonel Brandon and glimpses Marianne for the first time; he is completely lost to her. 1,193 more words


Paying Heed to Einstein, Cloaking Your Daggers

Albert E. once said, “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” I think about that quote almost every time someone asks me about my fiction. 311 more words

Toronto Hydro, Highway Robbery & A French Novel


You might be wondering what these two images have in common. That is a fair and righteous question. Let me explain.

After receiving my latest hydro bill, I nearly went apoplectic ( 585 more words

Top Ten Books You Should've Read in High School But Didn't

All of us were guilty of it at some point in time. A class assigned a book that just didn’t appeal to us, or we didn’t have the time to get it in. 1,443 more words


Scott Lynch - The Lies of Locke Lamora (2006)

8.5/10 Fantasy

In the first 200 pages, The Lies of Locke Lamora reminded me of a dozen other books: Fritz Leiber’s Lankhmar, Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind, the Arya chapters of A Song of Ice and Fire, Mieville’s Perdido Street Station and even Oliver Twist and The Count of Monte Cristo. 503 more words