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Literary tricks: Thoughts on reading Day Four by Sarah Lotz.

Fine lines. Brilliant fiction is often about fine lines.

I like a literary trick. I find them clever (I like clever). Providing they’re not at the expense of a plot. 773 more words


The Lifeboat: Can You Trust Yourself?

Few stories are more fascinating than those written through the viewpoint of an unreliable narrator.  This is one of the reasons why the book Atonement… 885 more words

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Freshly Baked Books: The Pocket Wife

The Pocket Wife is Dana Catrell, who feels she is slowly going crazy. Celia, Dana’s friend and neighbor, has been murdered, and Dana suspects that she is the killer. 855 more words

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Travelers in the Desert

I met a traveler in the desert once
Spoke French to me
Fucked hookers and drank coffee
Expounded at length on the Fall of Rome… 74 more words


My Sunshine Away

I’ve just read My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh for Bookbrowse and very much enjoyed it.

It’s first and foremost a piece of literary fiction. But Walsh steps up the tension and suspense in his novel by giving his reader a narrator who admits on page three that he is a suspect in the rape of a fifteen-year-old girl. 703 more words

Microreview: The Fates Will Find Their Way

Hannah Pittard’s The Fates Will Find Their Way is a tantalizing story about the ways in which a group of neighborhood boys grows and copes with the disappearance of a girl, Nora Lindell, in their neighborhood and the task of growing up.   201 more words

First-person narrator: the big fat lie. And a brief analysis of the opening chapter of Pride and Prejudice to make my point

It is a truth universally acknowledged that writing in the first-person throws up a whole load of different challenges to writing in the third-person. In first-person, every single word is a product of the mind of the protagonist, is in the voice of the protagonist – every description, every thought, every feeling. 995 more words

Pride And Prejudice