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"“That the purport of [Lethem’s] themes don’t go much beyond surface satire is in its favour, as we aren’t subjected to...the tedium the exploration of “ideas” in fiction usually entails.” A limiting view of innovation/exploration/new ways of seeing the old. The ‘novel of ideas’ de-emphasises character (let alone plot), which Green acknowledges as motive for writers attempting to push the envelope." May 16, 2015 08:26PM

 
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Susanna Clarke
“Besides,” said Mr Norrell, “I really have no desire to write reviews of other people's books. Modern publications upon magic are the most pernicious things in the world, full of misinformation and wrong opinions.”

“Then sir, you may say so. The ruder you are, the more the editors will be delighted.”

“But it is my own opinions which I wish to make better known, not other people's.”

“Ah, but, sir,” said Lascelles, “it is precisely by passing judgements upon other people's work and pointing out their errors that readers can be made to understand your own opinions better. It is the easiest thing in the world to turn a review to one's own ends. One only need mention the book once or twice and for the rest of the article one may develop one's theme just as one chuses. It is, I assure you, what every body else does.”

“Hmm,” said Mr Norrell thoughtfully, “you may be right. But, no. It would seem as if I were lending support to what ought never to have been published in the first place.”
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Umberto Eco
“There is only one thing that you write for yourself, and that is a shopping list.”
Umberto Eco, On Literature

Colette
“I went to collect the few personal belongings which...I held to be invaluable: my cat, my resolve to travel, and my solitude.”
Colette

Frank Herbert
“If you need something to worship, then worship life - all life, every last crawling bit of it! We're all in this beauty together!”
Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah

William H. Gass
“...reduction is precisely what a work of art opposes. Easy answers...annotations, arrows...an oudine of its design...very seriously mislead.”
William H. Gass

Flimsy attempts at satire (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:30PM
Description: The title says it all, really.
Film Hall of Fame (Entertainment)
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Description: The idea for this is owed to Brian's Review Hall of Fame.
Short Stories (Literature & Fiction)
2 chapters   —   updated Oct 21, 2012 09:33PM
Description: Currently two short stories submitted for the 2012 The Age (Melbourne newspaper) Short Story Competition.
On The Issue of Identity (Select)
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Description: Just my own personal take...
Fililee and the Elf-Prince (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Princess Fililee has been forbidden to accompany her father to the Elves. She disobeys, and seals her fate.
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