Monthly Archives: August 2019

My Author Interview for NF Reads

I recently took part in an interview for an author/reader site. I thought perhaps you might be interested – I have placed a link to the entire piece here. What are the real-life stories behind your books? The struggle of … Continue reading

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On Hong Kong

The third-most read post on my blog is a simple book review of “In Order To Live”, the auto-biography of Yeonmi Park. More interestingly, most of the hits come from Hong Kong. I didn’t notice this at first; the visits … Continue reading

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Powerlessness in a Sea of Prosperity

The dust has settled upon the latest mass-shootings in America. Those seeking political gain from the tragedy of others have wandered off to find another target for their rage, their powerlessness. Powerless to maneuver the course of a country in … Continue reading

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Heart of Darkness

There is something magical about Joseph Conrad’s writing – enrapturing, eloquent, filled with spirit and yearning. Full of humanity; lost people in lost places doing terrible and wonderful things. And “Heart of Darkness”? His arguably most famous work – written … Continue reading

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“Six Characters”, Absurdism and Madness

There’s a scene in The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand which has Ellsworth Toohey forming a new organization called the “Council of American Writers” – a group of bad writers, some who refuse to use punctuation and others who use literature … Continue reading

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“Why Should I Listen To You?”

“Why should I listen to you?” wise man said; “You hatched that fool plan in the small of your head; It has no more chance in the world to succeed; Than does son of a horse and a donkey to … Continue reading

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“After The Flight 93 Election” – A Book Review

Most of humanity lead lives of quiet desperation. Yes, I think I’ve heard that somewhere… We awake, we go to work, we fight with a colleague or eat too much for lunch and then back home fighting traffic – feed … Continue reading

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