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Flann O'Brien and His Various Personae Had an Innate Faculty for Finding Things Funny
Ireland's clerical and lay authorities, humbugs and scolds, and the dull "plain people" were not safe from Flann O'Brien's many sharp pens. [2.Oct.14]
'Ain't it Time We Said Goodbye' Is a Reader's Digest-like Condensation of the Rolling Stones Story
Veteran Stones scribe Robert Greenfield captures a band, and its key relationship, in turmoil and on the cusp of change. [1.Oct.14]
'Joe' Rewards Close Reading with Good Jokes and a Hard-Won Honesty
This novel became a Nicolas Cage movie about a year ago. Rent the movie; read the book. Both are worth your time. [1.Oct.14]
Haruki Murakamis Characters Grapple With Friendship and Aging, But His Stories Never Grow Old
Stapled onto an ephemeral present shaped by Lexus cars, Twitter, and transformational training, Murakami engages with timeless themes in his latest colourful tale. [30.Sep.14]
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Ireland's clerical and lay authorities, humbugs and scolds, and the dull "plain people" were not safe from Flann O'Brien's many sharp pens. [01.Oct.14]
Veteran Stones scribe Robert Greenfield captures a band, and its key relationship, in turmoil and on the cusp of change. [01.Oct.14]
This novel became a Nicolas Cage movie about a year ago. Rent the movie; read the book. Both are worth your time. [30.Sep.14]
Stapled onto an ephemeral present shaped by Lexus cars, Twitter, and transformational training, Murakami engages with timeless themes in his latest colourful tale. [30.Sep.14]
Jam Gallahue and her English classmates are given journals to keep. But when they begin writing, something strange happens. [29.Sep.14]
Despite its awful title, Gareth Murphy's extensive and compelling tome is the kind of stuff that music nerds' dreams are made of. [28.Sep.14]
While there's a fairy tale tone (think of the original ones, that don’t always have happily ever after endings), the characters are well developed and empathic. [28.Sep.14]
Throughout Strange Days Goodman displays elements of what the great Papa described as a “built in bullshit detector”. [26.Sep.14]
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Reading heroine-driven young adult (YA) fiction, one can't help but wonder why stagnant views of women’s sexuality and societal roles prevail. [08.Sep.14]
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The adventurous Annihilation + the Raymond Chandler-like Authority + the existentialist Acceptance = the engaging Southern Reach Trilogy. [28.Sep.14]
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Kelli Deeth’s characters, at the end of their wits and their youth, take the long, last painful look into their abating past, only to see themselves staring back at a fated future. [07.Sep.14]
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