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David Mitchell’s “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet”

In an era when novel-writing is falling prey to the demands of a quick-consumerist culture; one that demands two or three or four new books a year from its favourite romance or thriller darlings, the reader cannot help but take … Continue reading

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David Mitchell’s “Ghostwritten”

My admiration of David Mitchell began when I read his semi-autobiographical “Black Swan Greene,” from 2006. His poised perfect dialogue and his interconnecting short story format (echoing that of Sherwood Anderson’s seminal “Tar: A Midwest Childhood”) appeal not just to … Continue reading

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