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David Mitchell’s “The Jesuits: A History”

“ ‘Religion is the most dangerous thing in the world. It is not little girls in their communion frocks and silly holy pictures and the Children of Mary. It is,’ he said, ‘high explosive, dynamite, the,’ he smiled at the … Continue reading

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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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