Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Mystery

On Friday, 23 June, I am going to be giving a special presentation on E.M. Forster’s lovely little novel A Room with a View and the Merchant/Ivory film of the same title.  I can hardly wait.  So…before I do the … Continue reading

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Real Weight

I promised a discussion of a great book, a book with real weight, so here it comes.  Brace yourself. Lord of the Flies by William Golding was published in 1954, and it is one of those rare novels that creates … Continue reading

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Landing It

Recently John Grisham was on the television talking about writing.  He has that look of money, a perfect haircut and expensive suit, and he stated that he did not start a book until he knew exactly how it would end.  … Continue reading

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Reading a Book

I don’t have much to say today because I’m in the midst of reading a book–an actual, physical novel with characters and settings and a plot.  I absolutely love reading books, but I’m surprised at how much effort it takes … Continue reading

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Mockingbird

For the second year in a row, a pair of mockingbirds have made their nest in the grapevine outside my washroom window.  I know.  I know.  You’re jealous.  But, before you really start to eat your heart out I need … Continue reading

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Neville

When I was in grad school, a long time ago, we spent a good deal of time discussing the various elements of stories.  That’s the fun part of grad school, that and reading and writing.  In the midst of all … Continue reading

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Battle-axe

On Sunday night, CBS aired the Tony awards.  Generally I don’t enjoy watching award shows.  They offer very little genuine entertainment.  The Tony awards offer slightly more because they show little snippets of the shows that are honored, which is … Continue reading

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