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Book Review: Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Reading this book is like learning to speak another language. It is frustrating, illusive, and so densely furnished in its culture as to feel utterly inscrutable. The first part of the book attempts to teach you, albeit impatiently. It gives … Continue reading

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Dream #1

Coarseness grips my limbs, roping hands to feet. The musk of sweaty sulfur burns my sinuses, bringing clarity to the face of calm unhurried justice. Pain heard but not felt by the desperate choking screams as my shoulders fold back … Continue reading

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Cosmic Tao

You will survive. Same as blood. Same as kind. You are a master of nothing. But you are bound by only what you convince yourself is your lot. Kill to kill. Love to love. But do it because you mean … Continue reading

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Grief’s Promise

Writing is full of false starts and mulligans. Were it a sport it would be an inscrutable mass of expletives and rage-crumpled pages. This is not news to me, nor, I suspect, is it new to you. It is the … Continue reading

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