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Does it matter what writers look like? The politically correct answer is, of course, no. Yet this week I finished… Read more Opening Pandora’s Box: On the Power of Popular Culture
I love books, period, but chick lit has always been a genre I love to hate. I just can’t get… Read more Mary McCarthy’s The Group: Will This Book Make Me Watch TV At Last?
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Literature has been my job for years but you learn something every day. Yesterday I was scrolling through my Twitter… Read more Why So Serious? The Value of Reading For Fun
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I recently finished the fantastic novel King Rat by China Mieville. In case you’re unfamiliar with Mieville’s work: he writes… Read more Music and Fiction: A Match Made in Heaven?
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