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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 11:28

Baby on board - 'Nutshell'

McEwan novel features unique narrator

There are few things more disheartening to a reader than a literary device gone wrong. While there's something admirable about trying to write outside the box, the reality is that most of the time, said efforts result in work that is gimmicky or show-offy or overly self-aware. The tricks look like what they are tricks.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 11:25

In Such Good Company' a sweet showbiz memoir

New book peeks behind the scenes of 'The Carol Burnett Show'

The list of names that would warrant discussion for inclusion in the pantheon of television comedy is a relatively short one. And the list of women on that list would be unfortunately (and undeservedly) far shorter.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 11:13

A dog and his boy Toby'

Picture book looks at pet adoption

Pets can be a huge part of any child's life. There's something truly special about the relationship between kids and pets.

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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 09:30

When truth becomes fiction - 'Dear Mr. M'

Complex novel explores ramifications of fictionalization

We've all read our share of tales that are inspired by true stories. It's not surprising one of the oldest chestnuts in the literary realm is that writers should write what they know. So of course, they're going to mine their own experiences for nuggets and gems to place on the page.

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:34

Repo redux - 'Repo Madness'

Comic mystery driven by quirky characters

Achieving success in one literary genre is difficult enough. There are thousands of writers out there working daily toward goals that only a scant percentage will actually achieve. And of those who achieve their goals and become published novelists, a tiny fraction will find a modicum of fame within the trappings of their chosen style.

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:08

High society - A Brief History of Vice'

Book explores the role of vice in the growth of civilization

Our lives are filled with vice.

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Evocative debut novel offers different take on the end of the world

Considering the glut of end-of-the-world stories that we've seen in recent years, you could be forgiven for thinking that there aren't any new tales to be told in that vein.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:19

Revisiting Patty Hearst

'American Heiress' recounts famous kidnapping

When we're living through a ubiquitous cultural moment one of those events that holds the attention of just about everybody it can seem as if that moment will retain its relevance forever. However, the reality is that that is rarely the case.

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Wednesday, 03 August 2016 13:07

Set a place at 'The Heavenly Table'

Bleak, surreal gothic novel defies easy categorization

Sometimes, you know exactly what you're getting from a book. Whether it's a familiar author or a familiar genre or a familiar whatever, you go in with certain expectations and have those expectations met. People gravitate toward that which they favor.

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016 11:44

An infinity of choices - 'Dark Matter'

Sci-fi novel uses quantum physics to build thrills

The Many-Worlds Interpretation (or MWI) of quantum mechanics posits that there are many worlds that exist in parallel to ours in space in time. These other worlds subsequently allow for the removal of randomness and action from a distance in the realm of quantum physics and physics in general.

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