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Original Essays | August 21, 2014

Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us

Our title is, of course, a problem. "Why Literature Can Save Us." And of course the problem is one of definition: what those words mean. What is... Continue »
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The Cuckoo's Calling by J. K. Rowling as Robert Galbraith
The Cuckoo's Calling

La corota, August 7, 2013

My hopes for something spectacular were deflated by mid-book. With most murder mysteries, I anticipate a particular movement and cadence from cover-to-cover. There were very brief moments the story moved along; other time several chapters slogged along. The author's command of structure is superb. I enjoyed Rowling's proper use of semi-colons throughout the narrative. Character development: eh, blah. She may've employed the Harry Potter approach with these characters and it failed for me. My only returning interest with each session was the relationship between Strike, and Robin. It came through as genuine and human in the landscape of wealthy musicians, models, and attorneys. Perhaps I fell in with the Rowling groupie crowd expecting each and every work to meet five-star expectations.
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