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another graceless redoubt. But now that ignominy seemed utterly trivial. Pretty marble meant nothing. Beauty meant nothing. Not when ranged against the horrors of what Wyntor knew now. The secrets he had been told had unseated his reason. A ...more

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Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill
"My introduction to the fiction of Mary Gaitskill is Bad Behavior: Stories. Published in 1988, these nine darkly wondrous stories rebelliously refuse to conform; several involve abnormal sexual behavior, but not all. Several take place in Manhattan..." Read more of this review »
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There seems to be a lot of newcomers to the Penguin 20th Century Classics range. This story collection is one of them, newly-minted in sickly green and white. It was after reading through the index that I remembered where I'd first heard of Mary Gait ...more
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In the Galway Silence by Ken Bruen
"For those not familiar with ‘The Jack Taylor Series’ by Ken Bruen a bit of back story is in order. Taylor is the creation of Ken Bruen, starting back from the year 2001. With 14 books now released in the series to date, the series is about the pro..." Read more of this review »
In the Galway Silence by Ken Bruen
"Jack is back! After his last outing this was much in doubt. This hard drinking, Xanax popping, ex-garda, attracts violence like no other. Here he actually saves a man from drowning, a man bent on killing himself. He actually did a good deed, but t..." Read more of this review »
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A Fifth of Bruen by Ken Bruen
"The writer/editor/agent Alan Guthrie compiled a list of the 200 most significant noir fictions. On his list were three stories from this anthology of the early writings of Ken Bruen: "Martyrs," Shades of Grace," and "The Time of Serena-May." None..." Read more of this review »
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The Ministry of Truth by Dorian Lynskey
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William Styron
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
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“Stories are magic, and that is why the first thing any dictator does is to ban the stories that do not agree with him.”
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