Monthly Archives: October 2012

“If on a winter’s night a traveler”

“To fly is the opposite of traveling: you cross a gap in space, you vanish into the void, you accept not being in any place for a duration that is itself a kind of void in time…how do you occupy … Continue reading

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Lyndsay Faye’s “Dust and Shadow: An account of the Ripper Killings” and “Gods of Gotham” reviews

Few, if any, characters outside the confines of fiction have made such profound impacts on the world of horror and inhumanity as Jack the Ripper. To the cursory reading John Does of the world, the name might bear the image … Continue reading

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Ramona Ausubel’s “No One is Here Except All of Us:” A wordy rendering

In the tradition of Robin Hood and the much more recent “Defiance” (“The Bielski Partisans”), Ramona Ausubel’s latest (and first) novel: “No One Is Here Except All Of Us,” gives readers a story of heroic peasant alacrity. In this case, … Continue reading

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Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s Wonderful Story, Squidinky, Was In The Irish Times On Saturday

Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s Wonderful Story, Squidinky, Was In The Irish Times On Saturday. via Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s Wonderful Story, Squidinky, Was In The Irish Times On Saturday.

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“They blame the ‘limita…

“They blame the ‘limitations’ of language who – from laziness, perhaps – have yet to test the limits of their imaginations.”

Irving Feldman (Southwest Review, Volume 97, Number 3) 

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Why Self-Publish? A quick glance at other publishing opportunities

Anyone who has glanced at the hefty list of pre-publishing requirements has likely had something bordering a heart attack. Generally, our fantasies concerning publishing resemble young and hopeful writers sending off their manuscripts blindly into the great melting pot of … Continue reading

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“The Casual Vacancy” book review: Past the Point of No Return

J.K. Rowling has become accustomed to a certain lifestyle. Following the release of her final series novel, the authoress of the ridiculously successful “Harry Potter” septet threw herself back into public controversy just months after the release of “Deathly Hallows” … Continue reading

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