Tag: novels

Bookish: Nowhere Man, Aleksander Hemon

When I was in university, my intellectual confidence was so low that if I had trouble understanding the point of a particular academic passage or book I always believed it was me, not the author, at fault. Surely, I reasoned, he/she is published and… Continue Reading “Bookish: Nowhere Man, Aleksander Hemon”

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Reading Saramago during the collapse (Part 2: Blindness)

(Spoiler Alert: If you plan to read or see Jose Saramago’s Blindness and do not want the ending spoiled for you – do not read this post. I am full of plot spoilers.) Have you ever noticed when winter sets in that people get… Continue Reading “Reading Saramago during the collapse (Part 2: Blindness)”

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Selected readings from the summer.

Last night I got a full night’s sleep for the first time in about two weeks – between Brian’s illness and mine there has been much tossing and turning between us – so much so that the last three nights I have said *Enough!*… Continue Reading “Selected readings from the summer.”

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Impatient reading.

It’s been an awfully long time since I’ve written about books – partly because my reading has slowed down lately, but also because I haven’t read a ton of stuff that’s affected me enough to rant or rave. Mostly the books I am reading… Continue Reading “Impatient reading.”

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Another novel I have to read.

Apropos of nothing – one of my alltime favourite authors, Peter Carey, released a new book last week. It is a rare occurrence that I buy a book in hardcover, but this time I’m going to have to. Trailer for His Illegal Self below.

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