This book review, if you will, is an excerpt from one of my (now many) novels in progress. *** Part of Melissa’s job at The Antiquarian was to close up the bookstore at 9 PM promptly. She didn’t always though and often times because she was lost in reading. If there were still customers in… Continue reading A Different Kind of Book Review: Parts Unknown by Kevin Brennan
Welcome to an interview with Kevin Brennan, author of Parts Unknown, Our Children Are Not Our Children, and the recently released Yesterday Road. Kevin also has a blog at http://kevinbrennanbooks.wordpress.com/ where he takes his readers along on his sometimes funny, sometime harrowing road to self-publication. M: Kevin, thank you so much for agreeing to be… Continue reading Interview with Kevin Brennan, Author of Yesterday Road
"I'd rather have all of it back, bad and good, if that's what it takes to get the good." So says Jack Peckham to Ida Peevey as she races Jack to, what she hopes, is his home and family, his longed-for destination. Memory is a major theme in this new novel by Kevin Brennan. Some… Continue reading A Traditional Kind of Book Review: Yesterday Road
I’ve been remiss with my reblog of Interesting Literature’s posts. This one is on Oscar Wilde. Click, read, and enjoy 🙂
It’s Oscar Wilde’s birthday today – he was born on 16 October 1854 – so in honour of this, we’ve compiled some of our favourite anecdotes featuring the great author and wit. Wilde is probably known for his conversation as much as for his literary works. Here are some of the funniest and most thought-provoking stories featuring the man who, as well as being a great wit, was also often rather wise, too (and as the etymologies of the words suggest, the two are not unrelated).
The most famous anecdote involving Wilde concerns his arrival in the United States in the 1880s, when he was already a known figure in England – part of the reason for his trip to America was to promote the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta Patience, which mocked the kind of dandy aesthete embodied by Wilde – but he was known for his flamboyant behaviour…
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