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Apr.15.2014 - 7:37 am
. . . and everybody lived happily ever after. Did they? Like buggery, they did. It is, of course, one of the commonplace deceits of fiction that everything is tied up and tidy and...
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Feb.10.2014 - 4:30 am
Just read a novel about rebelling against a fascistic regime and it inspired me to become a censor. Bit of a rum do, really. 'Declares Pereira' by Antonio Tabucchi details the...
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Jan.27.2014 - 10:10 am
Saw an interview with William Boyd explaining his research methods for historical novels. Basically, he reads a couple of hundred books about the period to ensure every detail is...
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Dec.11.2013 - 4:13 am
Long time, no blog, largely because I've been battling away at a willfully intractable novel that resolutely declines to turn into a heartbreaking work of staggering genius....
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Comments from Charles

Feb.12.2011 - 3:33 pm
In response to: Nº 65 Black Face, White Voice
That is a very nice story and another one that gratifies my own prejudices. This is a lot better than the abuse I...
Feb.12.2011 - 11:08 am
In response to: Nº 65 Black Face, White Voice
100% agreement with that last statement, not the salutation, but the stuff about narrative revealing more about the...
Jan.28.2011 - 2:18 am
In response to: Nº64 Men Are From Mars And So Is Everyone Else, Too – Of Death, Dearth, And Sweets
I'm a bit more pessimistic about human nature. I think shame and guilt are very necessary, not about nonsense...
Nov.30.2010 - 10:30 am
In response to: Nº 58: Going AOL
I knew somebody was to blame somewhere. I'll remember your name next time anyone accuses me of anything.
Jul.23.2010 - 8:29 am
In response to: Nº 56: Literary Ismism (1 of 2)
Work on it, Lucy, we can give this notion legs. Ploukistan T-shirts? Proud to be Plouc?

Published Reviews

Published by Luxury Reading
luxury reading.com   October 28, 2011 Review: Standing at the Crossroads by Charles Davis      Reviewed by Claudia Robinson “It was danger that...