Jeremy Davies

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Jeremy Davies is made of ink, but don’t dip a feather in him. It tickles. He once painted a fingernail black and no one really noticed. He was disappointed.

He’s also an editor, a religious atheist, a liker of strong coffees, a Shakespeare-lover, a political anarchist and someone who rarely has a pen when he needs one. He has been a PhD candidate, a personal trainer, a life model, a bouncer, an infantry soldier and someone who rarely had a pen when he needed one.

He has had words published in a variety of places, in a variety of publications, in a variety of forms, in a variety of moments: Canada, Wet Ink, SMS and twelve minutes past three in the afternoon being some of these.

His first novel Missing Presumed Undead will be re-published by S
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Am I the only goodreads user who actually doesn't feel that these new guidelines are that oppressive? Part of my living is in providing written 'content' for publication, and there is always a brief, there are always guidelines … except in the most personal (and, unfortunately, less lucrative…) creative writing arenas. I started writing reviews here as a hobby, and I enjoy the combination of ge... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 27, 2013 22:10
Average rating: 4.0 · 86 ratings · 20 reviews · 15 distinct works
The Birth of the Anthropocene

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Missing, Presumed Undead

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goliath.tmp: a memoir

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2013
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Rosemary and Julia: unblock...

it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
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Impact Plays

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I read this in preparation for seeing the film and the film about the film at the German Film Festival ... and ended up missing both of them. It's a fascinating read though, discovering the Mack the Knife character in this from and the strange operat ...more
Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas
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Did you watch Zuckerberg testify before the Senate committees about Facebook and the 2018 election? Were you struck by how blithely unrepentant he seemed, how convinced that his titanic, poorly monitored data base—which he habitually describes as..." Read more of this review »
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Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville
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What a pleasure it is to return to a work of genius and find it inexhaustible! What a host of insights, what a web of subtleties, are contained within this short account of the breakdown of one man in a five man office!

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A customer in the bookshop I work in put me on to this one, and it was a compelling read, combining a kind of Boys Own adventure mood with a steadily ironic dread of the end-times coming. Some of the situations Knocke finds himself in are hair-raisin ...more
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Summer by Albert Camus
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This review is from Lyrical and Critical Essays which was placed here due to size constraints.

The third Lyrical Essay ‘Summer’ (L’ Eté). FOUR STARS

Of the three books of lyrical essays in this book, ‘Summer’ is the least cohesive as a work as a whole.
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The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
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Hazard has such accuracies.


Learning two languages and full time employment has really bit into my reading time lately... I picked up this Conrad at an opp shop while waiting for an optometry appointment, which I was too early for, and it kept me roll
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“Friends are just enemies you don’t know enough about.”
Jeremy Davies, Missing, Presumed Undead

“We need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.”
Franz Kafka

“And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence”
Bertrand Russell

“there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled

a space

and even during the
best moments
and
the greatest times
times

we will know it

we will know it
more than
ever

there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled
and

we will wait
and
wait

in that space.”
Charles bukowski

“Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.”
John Green”
John Green

“..few writers like other writers' works. The only time they like them is when they are dead or if they have been for a long time. Writers only like to sniff their own turds. I am one of those. I don't even like to talk to writers, look at them or worse, listen to them. And the worst is to drink with them, they slobber all over themselves, really look piteous, look like they are searching for the wing of the mother.
I'd rather think about death than about other writers. Far more pleasant.”
Charles Bukowski, The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship

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Richie Hi, I'm reaching out to my friends asking for your votes for TaXXXi Tales fiction category on https://www.goodreads.com/choiceaward....

Thanks in advance for your support!

Best,
Richie


Richie Hi Jeremy,

Thanks for accepting my friend request. If you have a chance please check out my novel TaXXXi Tales https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... and add it to your read list.

Best,
Richie


message 4: by Richard (last edited Aug 18, 2014 11:32AM)

Richard Existential Radio, from Existential Comics.

(Click through for the remainder.)
Please tell me you follow this. Right?


Dolors Hey Jeremy, thank you for your friend invite and your recommendation, I'll definitely tackle Camus in the near future. I have seen your comments in some of our mutual GR friends' reviews. Glad to finally be in contact directly.


message 2: by Ilhem

Ilhem Thanks for the request Jeremy. I am glad to accept it of course, but you're going to be disappointed with my shelves and my reviews, I'm afraid. I like reading m/m romance books and having nonsense fun with my friends, and I didn't shelve my other books.

A small gift for you, since I saw that you like using pictures in your reviews.


The gesture is so Algerian.


Jeremy Orson Scott Card can now experience the New Puritan arm of Biographical Criticism-in-action, thanks to the celebritizing attention big$$$film brings to your author-narrative.


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