Category Archives: Assigned Reading

rhyme being no necessary adjunct or true ornament

One of the problems with turning more time and attention towards prose fiction writing is that it leaves even less time and attention for the more instant gratification of blogging. Anyway, I wrapped up volume three of In Search of … Continue reading

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Thinking of divers things fore-known

I’m not quite sure how to get this blog back into a place of normality again. Assuming, of course, that I can arrive at an understanding of what “normal” is supposed to look like here, where there has been no … Continue reading

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Items recently read

As it says in the title.

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usylessly unreadable Blue Book of Eccles (part I of ??!)

  Now for the good stuff. In rereading Ulysses and dipping into Finnegans Wake and Richard Ellmann’s biography of James Joyce, it’s become clear that the man is one of those artists who I have a foundational, yet utterly complicated … Continue reading

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Sorry guys this is a literary blog now

So I’ve wrapped up Moby-Dick, which is a fine book. Though admittedly I was a tad relieved when the epilogue came and went. I usually like to do a “best books I read this year” kind of list around new … Continue reading

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Reading things

I noticed recently that I had unconsciously allowed my reading habits to slip, relegating books to subway commutes and the bedside. This had to change. Here’s a quick overview of the notables I’ve picked up since.

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Oh hey, this book is about as old as I am

As a kid, I read the first volume of Tad Williams’ Otherland series, and have memories of it being just this massive, epic tome I conquered over a long period of time. I’ve assumed that these memories were, of course, … Continue reading

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Elsewhere…

I have another post up at Beneath The Tangles, talking about the season of Lent and Haruhi Suzumiya (as you do). Chapter 1 of my comic, Future Fairyland, is now completely online. So it’s possible to read the whole thing … Continue reading

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Actually reviewing serious literature

I have a Ghost in the Shell post almost ready to go, but this book annoyed me so much that I have to get it out of my system first. So I’ve long heard Cormac McCarthy described as one of … Continue reading

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More Tolkien nerdery

I finished my reread of The Lord of the Rings some time ago, and capped it off with The Silmarillion. And I also eventually finished going through the Peter Jackson trilogy, of which I’m sad to say that my opinion … Continue reading

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