Monthly Archives: July 2016

Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

“Cause and effect assume history marches forward, but history is not an army. It is a crab scuttling sideways, a drip of soft water wearing away stone, an earthquake breaking centuries of tension. Sometimes one person inspires a movement, or … Continue reading

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Fair Play by Tove Jansson

The BBC is currently running a series of documentaries about children’s writers, and there was an episode about Tove Jansson, author of the Moomintrolls. It is a beautiful thing, and if you can I really recommend that you watch it. … Continue reading

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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Much has been said about The Essex Serpent, and I doubt I will add anything more of value to it other than another enthusiastic voice recommending that you GO OUT AND READ IT IMMEDIATELY because it is brilliant. That could … Continue reading

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Zero K by Don DeLillo

“Ordinary moments make the life. This is what she knew to be trustworthy and this is what I learned, eventually, from those years we spent together. No leaps or falls. I inhale the little drizzly details of the past and … Continue reading

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