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The Chosen Ones, by Steven Sem-Sandberg

Steven Sem-Sandberg’s The Chosen Ones (translated by Anna Paterson) is a difficult book to read. First, there is the subject matter. Even though The Chosen Ones… 741 more words


Cover Reveal, Giveaway, and an Excerpt for Unexplained

There are many milestones in an author’s career, but none as exciting (and nerve wracking) as the debut novel.  I am currently in the throes of that particular experience, and I have to be honest- it’s thrilling and frightening at the same time! 729 more words

Atlanta Writers

Odessa Stories, by Isaac Babel

Russian literature has (deservedly) a reputation for being utterly depressing and heavy—which is why it’s always a delight to find comic writers like Teffi and Isaac Babel. 523 more words


Narrative hypertext game: "The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo"

“The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo,” written by Michael Lutz with art by Kimberly Parker

Used to be playable here, but it’s down right now; looks like it came out in October 2014; … 152 more words

Twenty-first Century

Reading History: Preventing the Future by Tom Garvin

As this year’s budget is released in Ireland, I think it is timely to reconsider this book by Tom Garvin.

Garvin, a professor of political science at UCD for most of his professional career, wrote the book in 2004 at a time when – they tell us – we were all partying. 702 more words

Twentieth Century

From Cork to Christiania: A Postcard

Yesterday in Oslo, myself and herself took a look at the Salgshallen brukthandel (literally the used shop) on Storgata. A veritable Aladdin’s cave of old records, postcards, stamps and books – too many to work through in a single sitting – I quickly made use of the system laid out by the shops owner to take a look at the things that interested me most: chiefly, postcards related to sport and postcards related to places I knew. 388 more words


Quadrophenia and The Boat That Rocked: Representations of Youth on Film

“Look, I don’t wanna be the same as everybody else. That’s why I’m a Mod, see? I mean, you gotta be somebody, ain’t ya, or you might as well jump in the sea and drown.” Jimmy, Quadrophenia (1979) 996 more words