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Excuse Me

June 9, 2014 11:57 am0 comments
Excuse Me

Nobody could hold someone else responsible for suicide; it is his or her Solo Drama. Only that self executed person can answer why people commit suicide. The executed person has indeed neither any choice left on Over-ground or in Under-ground and not even in the Sky…therefore…My friend, bye then…that really […]

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A Reflection On Classical Literature

September 9, 2013 7:18 pm0 comments
A Reflection On Classical Literature

How does one define classical literature? In the same way that one defines classical music? Could classical be replaced with “old?” In this sense, is old being used in the pejorative? An unfortunate consequence of the age in which we live, is that everything is now in easily digestible chunks, […]

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Where Are the New Frontiers in Fiction?

January 10, 2013 4:37 pm1 comment
Where Are the New Frontiers in Fiction?

‘Original material is a topic that concerns all aspects of the arts.’ Ideas, concepts, styles and genres are so quickly taken-up, run-ragged and exhausted in the high-tech age. It’s depressing to think that whatever you’re doing, someone has probably already done it better. But such a defeatist viewpoint isn’t helpful. […]

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‘Children’s Books’ are never just for children…

November 17, 2012 2:00 pm0 comments
‘Children’s Books’ are never just for children…

The blurb to J. K. Rowling’s new novel, The Casual Vacancy, introduces it as her ‘first novel for adults’. Despite this claim I would make a calculated guess that the majority of adults that have picked up this book, or even those who haven’t, will have read the Harry Potter […]

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A book review – The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

September 27, 2012 1:05 pm0 comments
A book review – The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

  I saw the Magicians Guild in a charity shop for £2 and so I thought, why not? The story is part of a trilogy titled The Black Magician.  Summary In the city of Imardin, located in the Kingdom of Kyralia lies the high-brow Magician’s Guild. The King employs them in an annual […]

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Fifty Shades of Grey: Did a New Wave of Feminism Hit Overnight and Did I Miss It?

July 19, 2012 3:52 pm0 comments
Fifty Shades of Grey: Did a New Wave of Feminism Hit Overnight and Did I Miss It?

Until now, I’m not sure my Facebook news feed has ever exploded over a book. I love to read –L O V E to read. And so, when I first saw everyone chattering about Fifty Shades of Grey, I immediately ordered it off Amazon without doing any research at all – that’s […]

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