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Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

“People stare at the floor. Even to look at a homeless person is to sign a contract with them. I dabbled with joining the Samaritans once. The supervisor had been homeless for three years. I remember him saying that the worst thing was the invisibility. That and not being able to go anywhere where nobody … Continue reading

I’ll Always Have You WordPress

“No matter how much you run, no matter how hard you try, Death will find you and get what it wants. Death is the one thing that will not and can not be denied.” Like most children there are times where you have insurmountable challenges trying to fit in with all the different cliques in … Continue reading

And You Call Yourself A Booklover!!! Pftt!!!

“Women’s lib, Frannie had decided, was nothing more nor less than an outgrowth of the technological society. Women were at the mercy of their bodies. They were smaller. They tended to be weaker. A man couldn’t get with child, but a woman could—every four-year-old knows it. And a pregnant woman is a vulnerable human being. … Continue reading

Say It With Me Now, People…

“How does one conquer fear of death, the most primordial of terrors….Dogs in a pack find courage to take on a lion.  Each hound knows its place.  He fears the dog ranked above and feeds off the fear of the dog below.  Fear conquers fear.  This is how we Spartans do it, counterpoising to fear … Continue reading

A Novel Approach

“Without an author, a novel wouldn’t be written, but without a reader, a novel would have no effect. Without readers, novels can’t be. We don’t only read novels – we create them. A novel makes us laugh or cry, it gives us good or bad ideas and it enriches or impoverishes us. Characters, just as … Continue reading

It’s Fun To Be Bad…Sometimes

Sex is the primary subject that connects all four short stories in renowned children’s author Roald Dahl’s Switch Bitch together. Not just any sex, but for the most part frivolous in nature, at some times life-changing, in other cases mind-numbing, and in rare instances an awakening, but always fulfilling. There is also a personal journey … Continue reading

There Is No Natural When It Comes To The Labyrinthine Of Fear

  “The purpose of that place still continues to elude them. Is it merely an aberration of physics? Some kind of warp in space? Or just a topiary labyrinth on a much grander scale? Perhaps it serves a funeral purpose? Conceals a secret? Protects something? Imprisons or hides some kind of monster? Or for that … Continue reading

There Are Only Three Certainties In Life – Death, Taxes And High School

It is September 1979, the start of a new school year and you know what that means; the buses are fuelled to the brim, the kids are fully charged, old friends are reunited, and teachers have their red felt pen ready for harsh criticism. All Oliver “Boo” Dalrymple wants to do is walk through the … Continue reading

Like Life and Weather, A Child is Completely Unpredictable

I will start this review by letting you all know that this is not my first Keith Donohue book. I previously read the critically-acclaimed The Stolen Child which brought faerie changelings to the forefront as replacement children in their happy families. Despite the positive response I didn’t feel as strongly about that book as the … Continue reading

I See Dead BFF’s

“The sound cuts off, and Carly stares at the dead phone like she wants to crush it in her fist. Thunder shakes the house again, and a flash of lightning illuminates the shabby living room. Suddenly everything seems very still. The wind goes silent. Our eyes meet in the dim light. We both know, deep … Continue reading

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