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Life after Publication of The Desolate Garden

Life after Publication of The Desolate Garden

I have been fortunate in having been asked to do many interviews on the internet since joining FaceBook about a year ago, but often the questions are more or less the same. It has crossed my mind that the less experience ‘interviewers’ have copied from their seniors in the business. Recently though, I faced different […]

By November 29, 2012 8 Comments Read More →
Book Review: “Lazarus Is Dead” by Richard Beard

Book Review: “Lazarus Is Dead” by Richard Beard

Europa Editions, 2012 I once saw an interview with novelist Salman Rushdie on C-Span where he discussed his interest in religion, despite the fact that he sees himself as an atheist. He said to the interviewer that “Atheists are often obsessed with religion…” and I think there is some truth to this statement. Being an […]

By November 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Another Day, Another Publishing Scam, I Mean Publishing Offer

Another Day, Another Publishing Scam, I Mean Publishing Offer

This morning, after my usual lying in bed for an hour staring at the ceiling, I switched on the laptop to be greeted with the writer’s dream come true. Yes, an email from a publishing company offering me a book deal with an actual contract. This was it. This is what I had been waiting […]

The Freedom to Be You…thanks Gretchen

The Freedom to Be You…thanks Gretchen

  My reading list for November has turned up an unexpected gem. Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project is an account of the author’s journey towards finding more happiness in her life. Not that she was at all miserable with the status quo – loving husband, beautiful children, and the courage to make a mid-career transition […]

Book Review: “The Possibility of an Island” by Michel Houellebecq

Book Review: “The Possibility of an Island” by Michel Houellebecq

[media-credit id=6 align=”alignleft” width=”198″][/media-credit] There’s so much happening with this novel, I don’t even know where to begin – so let’s start by saying that underneath the philosophical passages and the Literary way in which it is written, what you have here is essentially a Science Fiction novel. Try to imagine Louis-Ferdinand Céline crossed with […]

By October 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Album Review:Gallows Tree Tales by Andrew “Slim” Black

Album Review:Gallows Tree Tales by Andrew “Slim” Black

Gallows Tree Tales promo picture Gallows Tree Tales:Andrew “Slim” Black incorporates catchy folk rock tunes, Celtic airs and autobiographical lyrics creating an album that is melodic and timeless.  Dan Clark – lead guitar/piano/Hammond Colman Connoly -Uilleann pipes/flute Ben Cordrey – Bass Sam Kimmins-Harmonica Orlaith McAuliffe-Whistle/flute The Singology Gospel Choir conducted and arrange by Reese Robinson […]

Book Review: “The Private Lives of Trees” by Alejandro Zambra

Book Review: “The Private Lives of Trees” by Alejandro Zambra

 Rating   Alejandro Zambra is quickly becoming a very well respected writer in his native Chile and throughout Latin America as a whole. Now he’s ready for the English speaking audience and I’m certain that the English speaking audience is going to be ready for him. “The Private Lives of Trees” is Zambra’s second novel […]

By October 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Book Review: You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik

Book Review: You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik

Europa Editions, 2011,  322 pps Will Silver is a high school teacher at an international school in Paris. He is adored by his students for his unconventional way of teaching literature. He teaches them Camus, Sartre, Faulkner, Keats and others, as a way to allow his students to critically think and not to just sit […]

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