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Guest blogger Paulette Livers: How Not to Write a Political Novel


Paulette Livers is the author of Cementville, a 2014 novel about the impact of the Vietnam War on a rural Kentucky community when seven local boys are killed in one battle and a POW returns home to rebuild his life. 1,335 more words

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Sunday reading for you: A thunderous stet!

When I used to read literary fiction, Vladimir Nabokov was up there in my pantheon. Martin Amis said it best of Nabokov:

The variety, force and richness of Nabokov’s perceptions have not even the palest rival in modern fiction.

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How to Save the Life of Your Story

Do you remember the frame story of One Thousand and One (Arabian) Nights? It goes like this: A king is bitter because his wife was unfaithful, so he starts marrying virgins and having them executed the very next day (before they have a chance to cheat on him.) Just as the kingdom is running dangerously low on virgins, a clever girl named Scheherazade offers herself up as the next bride. 568 more words


Recent Reads - The Obelisk by E.M. Forster

It’s a Hesperus! It’s E.M. Forster! It’s in lovely condition and only £1.50! Those were the thoughts that ran through my head when I picked this up in the Samaritans Book Cave, and as I seem to be stuck in “flinging myself into a book” mode, I did so with this! 472 more words

E.M. Forster, A Passage to India (Novel)

Reading A Passage to India on the heels of The Grass Is Singing, I couldn’t help but note the similarities between Forster’s 1924 novel and the one Lessing wrote nearly three decades later. 867 more words


Book review: Something really great in Damon Galgut's Arctic Summer

By Paul Gessell

There are two novels with the name Arctic Summer. Buy only one of them.

The oldest one was written by the late British author E.M. 781 more words


The Re-Reading Project Guest Post: A Room with a View

“The Signora had no business to do it,” said Miss Bartlett, “no business at all. She promised us south rooms with a view close together, instead of which here are north rooms, looking into a courtyard, and a long way apart.

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