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Gavin Broom

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Gavin Broom is a Scotsman who was transplanted into the United States in 2012. He can be found on Monday evenings at Darb’s Patio, playing trivia and sipping Laphroaig. At other times he can be found in his kitchen baking bread rolls that other people eat.

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Average rating: 4.58 · 26 ratings · 11 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Scottish Book of the Dead

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A Documentary About Sharks

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
This was during the final month of the era when it was possible to press a series of buttons on a telephone and speak with someone on the far side of the earth.
It’s kind of incredible that we can do this, isn’t it? It’s something we should probably be more grateful for than we are, because it’s a shockingly fragile system. I was in New York City for a blackout in 2003. The freakiest part wasn’t that the lights were out, although that was obviously unnerving; it was that our cellphones immediately stopped working. We’re just not used to being disconnected anymore.
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Of all of them there at the bar that night, the bartender was the one who survived the longest. He died three weeks later on the road out of the city.
When I wrote this passage, I wanted was for readers to be, like, “Wait, WHAT?” and then hopefully find themselves unable to put the book down. I have no formal training as a writer, which is another way of saying that I learned everything I know about writing by reading other peoples’ books. For me, one of the most important books in this regard has been Dan Chaon’s 2011 novel Await Your Reply. It opens with a young man being driven to the hospital, his severed hand in a cooler full of ice. (I know!) Something I took away from that is how effective it can be to insert a horrible detail that ...more
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“If your soul left this earth I would follow and find you.”
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