Literary Life: Summer in Review

In the absence of any desire to write any reviews, here is an (extremely sub par) haiku. I can’t write my blog but it could be worse My reading block has gone, yay Bring on the glorious, glorious cold. I don’t own a disgusting amount of jumpers for fun. Currently Reading: Devotion by Patti Smith…

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It’s like that (and that’s the way it is)

I’ve written before about how my taste in books have changed since I began reading obsessively. My enjoyment of the lighter side of fiction began to wane as I discovered deeper, weightier literature. Snob that I am. Yet, in the last year, I’ve seen my tastes change again. I began reading less due to starting…

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The Adversary by Emmanuel Carrère

Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale. What makes a murderer? It is an endlessly fascinating subject we try to solve, try to find a way to give reason to the unreasonable. Analysis of true crime ranges from the engrossing to the dull and in the Adversary, Emmanuel Carrère takes on the story of Jean-Claude…

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