Monthly Archives: March 2016

First Lines: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is Stephen King’s latest collection of stories. It contains several pieces I’ve read before: Mile 81 and Ur were released as stand-alone e-books (and upon revisiting the later, I liked it quite a bit more than I did), and Blockade Billy was published with Morality tacked on. Not every tale… Read more »

Seen Live: Daniël Lohues

Daniël Lohues has a new album out, called Aosem, and there’s a story behind the title. He was travelling through the US, and in a hotel bar in Albuquerque, some couple asked did the usual How you doin’? and so he told them that he was travelling around, catching a breath, so to speak. Awesome,… Read more »

About the Thing I Wasn’t Going To Make a Big Deal Of

Earlier today it was exactly a year ago I got the leave the hospital. Just like I didn’t want to make a big deal out of it being a year ago they cut me open on February 26th, I wasn’t about to pull out a big song-and-dance number for this anniversary either. But here we… Read more »

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First Lines: The Toll Bridge

A boy, another boy, a girl, another girl, a toll bridge, and a load of teenage “problems”. That’s Aidan Chambers’ The Toll Bridge in a nutshell. While I don’t have problems with so-called Young Adult literature, this book seems to be aimed at a slightly younger target audience. Maybe that’s why it did next to… Read more »

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First Lines: Life of Pi

Here be spoilers. The author’s note of Life of Pie Yann Martel sets the book up as not only a true story, but also as a story which will make you believe in God. First, we get the introductory setup, where we learn about how Piscine Molitor Patel came to be known as Pi Patel,… Read more »

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