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Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
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The Electrical Field by Kerri Sakamoto
The Electrical Field

WY, May 5, 2014

Kerri Sakamoto's first book is spectacularly good and incredibly hard to put down. The protagonist Asako finds herself enmeshed in the turmoil after her neighbor Chisako is found murdered along with Chisako's lover. Asako and all of the Japanese Canadian community are reeling from the aftermath of this event and the unspoken yet obvious scars from bring interned in World War II camps. All of the characters are struggling to deal with their trauma and the resulting inability to move forward in order to move into a place of emotional healing and peace.
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Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates
Bellefleur

WY, April 22, 2014

This is the first Joyce Carol Oates book I've ever read, and the reason why I'm hooked on her writing. The novel fleshes out so many different characters while keeping them within the same world while also balancing out the Gothic with American magical realism. I keep on reading more and more of Oates' works to recreate this feeling of wonder and horror.
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Jackaroo: A Novel of the Kingdom by Cynthia Voigt
Jackaroo: A Novel of the Kingdom

WY, April 22, 2014

Gwyn is a tough, scrappy girl who stands against the injustices of the nobility in the Kingdom. My favorite part is how Gwyn learns to think for herself and rebel against the cultural norms by learning how to read, and how this leads her to defend the other peasants who are ground down under the heel of the domineering nobility and royalty. Voigt makes this into an action packed, yet believable tale that has you celebrate alongside Gwyn and her friend Burl.
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My Father's Glory & My Mother's Castle: Marcel Pagnol's Memories of Childhood by Marcel Pagnol
My Father's Glory & My Mother's Castle: Marcel Pagnol's Memories of Childhood

WY, April 22, 2014

Pagnol's writing revels in his nostalgia for his idyllic Provencal childhood. I love how the landscape feels so immediate and tangible to the reader, and how Pagnol adoringly describes the little details that really make these two novels so wonderful.
For anyone who have ever yearned for their childhood days, this is the book for you!
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Beauties, Beasts and Enchantments: Classic French Fairy Tales by Jack Zipes
Beauties, Beasts and Enchantments: Classic French Fairy Tales

WY, April 9, 2014

Jack Zipes' new translation of 17th century French fairy tales is amazing. These tales really bring out the sophisticated nature of fairy tales, not the watered down versions. These characters are complex and intelligent, which makes reading this book into a delightful discovery of cultural values and not just a recitation of happily ever afters. You can see why people are still fascinated by fairy tales, especially the ones that preserve and explore these ideas.
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