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When Dorothy was eight her father hit her mother as they fought in the kitchen, a swinging lamp with yellow light dampening the green linoleum floor where her mother stood, when she was building a fort from the cushions of the couch stained brown by coffee that morning when her father, who she never saw again until she was 12, spilled his early morning cup all over himself when the babysitter gave him a blow job after a booze-filled night out before leaving the house. 2,845 more words


The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

I enjoy reading love stories that offer more than the actually build up of the relationship. The type that doesn’t solely focus on how they met, the problems they will face, and then whether one of them gets to live in the end. 794 more words


Alex Rider: Russian Roulette Review

The prequel to the Alex Rider series came out a while ago at this point, but I only just got around to it. As with the Godzilla book, I had it here for months, but I finally renewed it 10 times so this was my last chance to wrap things up. 1,633 more words


A book review: Villa America - well worth coming to stay

Mumsnet gave me the chance to review Villa America by Liza Klaussmann. I will never turn down a book, ever; but having never read any Liza Klaussmann before (what a mistake!) I didn’t know what I would get from… 803 more words


2015 Clive Staples Award - Reader Nominations

The time period for reader nominations is now open for this year’s Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction.  Speculative fiction refers to stories containing elements that are fantastic, futuristic, or supernatural.  165 more words


Embers by Sándor Márai

Embers by Sándor Márai (1942) French title: Les braises. Translated by Marcelle et Georges Régnier.

Embers is set in 1941 in an odd aristocratic castle in Hungary. 1,195 more words

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