Monthly Archives: November 2016

Book Review: Notes From a Dead House by Fyodor Dostoevsky

There seems to be a sort academic predisposition of hatred towards Pavear and Volokhonsky. It’s a strange thing, one I neither understand nor want to. People seem utterly baffled by a literal translation that forces one to endure turns of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles is a series of short stories and vignettes following humanity’s hypothetical exploration and eventual colonization of Mars. It’s an interesting concept written by one of the strongest sci-fi writer’s of the 20th century. Problem is, it’s less … Continue reading

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The Art of Asking

I pull into a gas station, the kind half run down, half inner city pit stop. A thin-haired man, mid-fifties, in a tan and oil stained working jacket locks eyes with me before I can even get the car in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase by Mark Forsyth

It’s clever, this book. It’s also a good book. It’s clever, chatty, witty, funny, succinct, and unpretentious. It sets out to give names to all the rhetoric we never learned in schools. This book is a study of expression and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Necronomicon by H.P. Lovecraft

Armed with an egregiously large penchant for ten dollar words and a masterful ability to leverage every cent from the pay-per-word pulp magazines, Lovecraft stands among a skeletally thin pantheon of serial writers who have managed to cross their own … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis

I don’t really have a roadmap when it comes to the books I read, it comes largely down to availability and perhaps more honestly, whimsy. The Man Who Fell to Earth is one of the wonderful gems that such a … Continue reading

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Ruminations #3

As if suddenly cutting from the Gordian knot of my own existence. I find myself panicked like a child before some great event. Liberated my mind flies, throwing out ideas with the easy words of “Fuck it, who will read … Continue reading

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