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Introduction to a Series of Ruminations on Prose

This doesn’t intend to be but an introduction to a short series of rambles, consequence of some fun little exercises that I tend to carry out while re-reading narrative pieces. 1,828 more words


Truman Capote – Summer Crossing

Truman Capote wurde 1924 in New Orleans geboren und sicher das Südstaatenkind, das am wenigsten in die Südstaaten gehören wollte. Einer, der nicht dorthin passt, wo er herkommt – seine Familie pendelte zwischen Louisiana und Alabama, der mit 15 die Schule schmeißt, nach New York zieht, um an der Tür der High Society zu kratzen und um zu schreiben. 775 more words


Saturday Double Feature: Game Night (2018) and...

Hey, it’s Saturday, and that means the return of the Saturday Double Feature!

Okay, let’s start with a quick recap of the “rules”, shall we? The basic idea here is to take a movie that is out in theaters now, and pair it up with another movie from the 1980s or before. 230 more words


In Cold Blood

In the dead of dawn, a time reserved for rest when nobody is awake enough yet to turn over under their added layers of wool and fleece, let alone stick the gun in someone’s face and ignite the exploding finale without the chance to release a yawn. 149 more words


Book Review: "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote

Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood is very high on the list of “books I’ve been meaning to read for years but somehow keep forgetting to”, alongside such works as  1,379 more words

Books & Writing

100 Stories, 100 Days: Day 6-10

Short Story Challenge: 100 Stories, 100 Days

Day 6: Sarah Passingham, Hoad

By now it’s probably clear that I am a sucker for a) beautiful design and b) stories about obsession. 1,120 more words

Book Review

Book Review: The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

Book: The Swans of Fifth Avenue
Melanie Benjamin
Year Published:
Historical Fiction
3 out of 5 stars

The Swans of Fifth Avenue… 100 more words