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Fancy Pants Thursday: The Literary Giveaway Hop!

Well hello there! I have decided to go all fancy-schmancy on you today and participate in the Literary Blog Hop, kindly hosted by My Book Self. 372 more words


Tana French - The Secret Place

WTF, OMG, like, WOW!

I’m rarely reduced to both incoherence AND speechlessness by a book. Incoherence, yes, but generally accompanied by loquaciousness,; incoherence because of loquaciousness, perhaps. 890 more words


Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje 2000

Michael Ondaatje’s talent for slipping in and out of characters and settings, leaving a trail of images rendered in exactly weighted detail is prodigious. He writes a series of luscious impressionist pictures. 517 more words

Literary Fiction

Book Review: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Title: Boy, Snow, Bird
Author: Helen Oyeyemi
Publisher: Picador/Riverhead
Pub Date: February 27, 2014
Pages: 308
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
BOY Novak turns twenty and decides to try for a brand-new life.

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The Yellow Dart

Published in The Lyndon Review.

The purpose to her moving my computer into the bedroom was twofold. First of all, that meant that she didn’t have to go into the living room, which by then had become the victim of a hostile takeover led by spilled ashtrays, moldy bread, dusty furniture, and several roaches, each of whom I had jokingly named Fred. 1,125 more words

Short Stories

Caged Light

The street was lined with cars on both sides. Fronted onto by terraced town houses with dark windows and closed doors; they seemed empty and flat, like stage props. 977 more words

Short Fiction

"There’s only that unbidden quest to make a sentence sing..."

Why I Write

By Colin O’Sullivan

I write because I have to.

No message, no voice.

I write for it demands me.

Because I have no choice.

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Contemporary Fiction