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Semiotic simulation

October 25, 2012

In the works of Rushdie, a predominant concept is the concept of subcultural culture. Sartre promotes the use of the capitalist paradigm of expression to challenge hierarchy. Read more

She Still Calls Me Daddy – By Robert Wolgemuth

May 16, 2012

What a wonderful book! I found it to be right on as the analysis of the father-daughter relationship must shift when the daughter marries. It is indeed true that a husband must leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife (Gen 2:24) – a wife must do the same. Read more

Hunger Games New Ditz Lit Champ

May 16, 2012

With the success of the Hunger Games movie, and the resultant surge in the sale of the books, we are reminded once again of the dominance of Ditz Lit in the publishing market. Read more

Book Review – A Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar

May 15, 2012

It’s clear that I don’t feel the same way about the book as other reviewers. I had such a hard time reading it that I put it down within the first 100+ pages. I picked it back up later but skipped forward another 100 pages to see if the end could hold my attention any better than the beginning Read more

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour – An Introduction (1963) – J D Salinger

May 11, 2012

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters (1955) and Seymour: An Introduction (1959), are a pair of long short stories written by Salinger about the Glass family. The former ostensibly about Buddy Glass, and the latter about Seymour Glass, but quite often it appears that the opposite is true. Read more

Stephanie Meyer’s ‘Twilight’ Novel

August 22, 2008

Sometimes when a novel comes along that you can relate to, you embody that character that novel and that author. In Stephanie Meyer’s first epic vampire love story Twilight I have done just that. Read more

How to Publish Your Book, Tips and Secrets

May 16, 2008

Publishing your book – To Publish your book go and get a book that is the same genera as the one you want published and look for the address on the page where it says the copyright.

Next write a query letter saying your name, your inspiration for the book Read more

Dead Famous

March 21, 2008

Like reading?  Like Big Brother?  Then you’ll like Dead Famous.  If like me, you’re not into watching any reality shows, then this is still a cracking read.  A murder is comitted in a BB house, but how is certainly a mystery, one an old fashion copper with two whipper snappers helping him.  While obvious to all that it’s an inside job and if you’re a bad detective like me, then it will keep you guessing and up all night.  The contestants were chosen with care, meaning that they all had things to hide.  I can say without giving anything else away, that it wasn’t the butler and I just hope that the real BB people don’t get hold of the book to get any ideas, otherwise they’ll get more than they bargained for.

The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch

March 14, 2008

The Highest Tide is an exquisite coming of age story of that uses the mysteries of the life aquatic as a backdrop. Miles O’Malley is a special thirteen year old who has a talent for identifying all sorts of strange sea creatures. Read more

A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellory

March 13, 2008

The tension at times in this beautifully written book is almost too much to bear. I wanted to rush headlong through to its conclusion, but at the same time I wanted to slow down to savour every word.

I love it when an author takes a particularly popular genre and turns it into genuine literature through a style of his own. That’s exactly what top selling author Roger Ellory has managed to do. Read more

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