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Revisiting Literary Characters: Patrick Bateman, the Unreliable Narrator of 'American Psycho.'

“…although I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel my flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there…” 995 more words

Book Review: The Bear Ate Your Sandwich—Julie Sarcone-Roach

I love a good plot twist, but a plot twist in a picture book is wonderful. Julie Sarcone-Roach’s humorous story The Bear Ate Your Sandwich tells the tale of a missing sandwich. 200 more words

Book Reviews

Memory vs. Reality, IRL Edition

I’m jumping back into a topic I was talking a lot about earlier, but it’s been a while, so now you’ve forgotten how manically I was posting about Pokémon there for a while. 924 more words


Flawless Characters

Everyone who knows anything about writing or reading novels knows that you have to start with a flawed character. Well, everyone but me. I don’t believe in flawed characters, just characters that come alive. 847 more words


Problematic Peyote

The church clock struck eight of the villagers as they lined up to shake hands with the vicar after a worthy, but dull service. Crows started from the trees in alarm. 722 more words


Oral Storytelling as Read in George Saunders' “Adams” and My Overwhelming Desire To 'Wonk' Donald Trump in the Head

I recently stumbled onto a book called My Belief by Leo Tolstoy, after first considering to flip through the Bible to see what solution it could offer for the political and social absurdities happening these days (and most other days for that matter, but something seems especially out of whack right now). 2,164 more words

Short Story

The Race by Nina Allan

Allan’s debut – The Race – is a brave novel, hard to categorise and in some ways hard to describe. It is, essentially, four short stories from four different characters’ perspectives. 780 more words