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Monday, June 30 2008

The Riddle of the Sands & The 39 Steps

Unlike their characters, Childers and Buchan refused to indulge in such nonchalant optimism. Their books are fine examples of the ‘Invasion Novel’, a sub-genre of thriller which flourished in the early years of the 20th century.


Sunday, June 29 2008

The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton

With the utmost care and exemplary craft, this story transitions seamlessly between rather quotidian adventure and intoxicating and unnerving conflations of myth and philosophy.


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