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The Dog by Joseph O'Neill
The Dog
by Joseph O'Neill
read in October, 2014
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At a time when many fiction writers, even those considered "literary", have re-embraced the technique of using straight plot to tell a story, Joseph O'Neill dares to ignore that trend with the publication of his latest work. O'Neill, with The Dog, te ...more
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A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
"The characters in “A Spool of Blue Thread” look like the same Baltimore family members we’ve socialized with for 50 years in Anne Tyler’s fiction. In fact, everything about her new novel — from its needlepointed title to its arthritic plot — sound..." Read more of this review »
"Who were those two idiots that I allowed myself to associate with last night? It’s as if they had never existed (which is probably true since we’re talking now of an oxycodone-induced nightmare). Were they your standard wraiths or, more likely, am..." Read more of this chapter »
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Lycanthropy has been a symbol of man's hunger for the wild, a yearning to commune with one's more primal urges; to embody the feral wolf, rely only on one's instincts and savor the blood of the kill, free from the bonds of humanity. Of course the tra ...more
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All art is quite useless.”
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“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
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