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Aug.14.2013
Conjugal Love by Alberto Moravia is a short, intense, somewhat claustrophobic novel about a wealthy man who wants to be a writer and who wants his...
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Aug.17.2013
Restless by British novelist William Boyd is splendid tale of two tales woven together in which a cagey, adventuresome elderly mother uses her...
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Aug.21.2013
Talk Talk by T.C. Boyle is an animated, vigorously written story about identity theft related in the third person from both the victims' and...
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Aug.23.2013
Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies is a collection of short stories that focus on Indians, sometimes living in India, sometimes living in that...
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Aug.25.2013
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink is a well-written, vivid novel that begins with the story of a middle-aged single woman permitting a fifteen-year-old...
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Aug.27.2013
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan is a novel that moves from the ironic to the satirical to the farcical. It falls on its face when it comes to the farcical,...
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Aug.31.2013
  When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro is a strange and not very good book.  It’s like an old movie that had several directors working on...
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Sep.01.2013
I don't know why this didn't occur to me earlier, but every time one of my stories appears in a magazine, I ought to mention it here, both to attract...
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Sep.02.2013
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien is a powerful personal account of his tour in Vietnam.  It's written with exceptional vividness--jumps...
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Sep.08.2013
  Thomas Pynchon's novel, Inherent Vice, is Pynchonesque in multiple familiar senses: every page crackles with weird but appropriate...
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Sep.11.2009
Did he try to barter Obama's Senate seat? Well, he says, "yes"-- not, he insists, for money... but for love.  My interview with him,...
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Dec.12.2010
Recently, I posted an IMHO re: the eerie similarity of Julian Assange and Neil Patrick Harris  (see below blog "Barney & Wikileaks Leaker....
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vicki-delany's picture
Aug.09.2009
We've been having a lively discussion at Type M for Murder about genre vs. mainstream. What does genre mean, and why doesn't it get the respect that...
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May.16.2009
I've taken up Twittering lately. I've tiled my page with the cover of my new book, Prisoner's Dilemma,  and I send out tweets synched to my Facebook...
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Mar.09.2009
This is from Brain Rules, an indispensable work by developmental molecular biologist John J. Medina.  Inserted comments are all mine, with tongue...
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Nov.30.2009
It's over and I did it! I just participated in my very first NaNo, though I must admit that the "No" for me is short for non-fiction...
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Apr.28.2009
A year ago this past December, I hired a professional to revamp my website. He did a terrific job, adding several nice bells and whistles. One was...
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Mar.18.2009
Last week, The Lost Daughter (the title of The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes in the United Kingdom) was #5 on the UK Heatseeker's List, which measures...
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May.05.2009
I received my copies of the Australian edition of Before the Storm today. I guess the book is being released there right now, or will be very soon. I...
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May.21.2009
I have decided to translate the complete works of Henrik Ibsen. Fortunately he was a playwright, so there is very little actual work. Just a lot of...
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Red Room Blogs banner photograph (at the top of the page) is of writer Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, during the Fiesta of San Fermin in July 1925; photograph used courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.