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126 - Summer Reading

I’m not the Times or the NYRB but I read enough to have a few recommendations for the summer.  I am currently reading I Love Dick by Chris Kraus… 458 more words

Book Review

Reading List: The Crying of Lot 49

As we segue into the hottest summer months, Angle Grinder recommends timeless volumes to add to your reading list. Devour responsibly by the pool, on the plane, or on a terrace with a glass of something refreshing. 187 more words


A Bad Man Talks: Bukowski's Ham on Rye, and Factotum

Don DeLillo is one of those novelists I ought to like. If you looked at the history of things I’ve read, you’d see plenty of his precursors and plenty of the people he influenced. 1,095 more words


Inherent Vice (2014)

Here’s a great delve of a movie; Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel about an LA P.I. investigating the disappearance of local businessman. 108 more words


Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice (2014)
★ / ★★★★

If I were to jot down the positive qualities that “Inherent Vice” had, the page would be close to blank. 568 more words

Well, I'm Certainly Not Going Through Life With One Hand Tied Behind My Back. -- James Dean

Contrasting Dramatic and Proximal Irony in Postmodern Fiction.

Although irony has never been a straightforward trope it can now be refracted into even more shades than ever as a result of the postmodern literary movement. 2,259 more words

Don't Plagiarise

Books I Haven't Read: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

In terms of things that make little sense, I thought I’d start off the ‘content’ aspect of my book, reading and writing blog by talking about books that I’ve never read. 747 more words