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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire

It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »
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I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal
I Served the King of England

jo beth, January 3, 2012

This was one of the best books I've read in years. It's hilarious, riveting, absurd but also profound in unexpected ways. Hrabal makes fun of our baser tendencies and hypocrisies but also creates haunting poetic images that will stay with you. This is also a great introduction to Czech history and, I think, that great black humor of Eastern Europe.
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