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“Spycatcher” – A Novel

I stumbled upon Oreste Pinto’s work “Spycatcher” in an old used book shop in a quiet park in one of the former Soviet republics. The edition I purchased was printed in Moscow in 1970 and at the end contained fifty … Continue reading

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – A Book Review

What is the difference between madness and genius? Folly and adventure? A sociopath or a revenge seeker? What is a legitimate response to a grief observed and felt and experienced; the kind that ravages the soul? And what happens when … Continue reading

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The Limitlessness of our Discontent

We have at long last arrived at the limitlessness of our discontent. That peculiar period of empire when the expansion knows no bounds and the shape of our resolve acquires a formlessness for never having to retrench and a softness … Continue reading

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A Review of “Dreams of the Defeated”

Below is a new review of my first play, “Dreams of the Defeated: A Play in Two Acts” “Joel D. Hirst fathers the genius creation titled Dreams of The Defeated, a two-act play that extends from the pages and into our … Continue reading

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Dubliners – By James Joyce

There is something quiet and comforting to be found down the alleyways and in the pubs of old Europe. Life, life that is our life – from where so many of us came, as much a part of who we … Continue reading

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The Issa Valley – A Book Review

There is a valley tucked away deep between the hooded hills of Lithuania beside an olden river called the Issa where devils live. Devils of the past, of mistakes and errors and a violence not uncommon to village men and … Continue reading

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“Island” by Aldous Huxley

I just finished reading “Island” by Aldous Huxley. Huxley is (of course) the author of “A Brave New World” – and “Island” continues along that tradition — sort of… “Island” was Aldous Huxley’s final novel, and according to him his … Continue reading

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