Monthly Archives: February 2011

Book Review: City of Glass: A Postmodern Detective Novella

A review of City of Glass, the first novella in Paul Auster’s The New York Trilogy, first published in the December 2010 issue of The Banyan Trees. Do we know New York? Of course we do! There’s no city more … Continue reading

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Short Fiction: The End of the Long, Winding Road: Happy Endings

A short story first published in the December 2010 issue of The Banyan Trees, a monthly online literary magazine. “…the original, the one and only World Wide Web. The Real thing. The rest will remain simply virtual.” – Umberto Eco “I … Continue reading

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Notes from the Bookshop 2 (or Why I’m all set to agree with Orhan Pamuk and AA, or My first Robertson Davies!)

My notes from the bookshop will, from now on, be numbered and — at most times — be unimaginatively unadorned. But occasionally, as on this occasion, I’ll have a parenthetical thought to add. Ever since I read Orhan Pamuk’s essay — … Continue reading

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Musings: Voices

Little, Big is filled with haunting voices; Before Sunrise is one long conversation; Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita probably has the most talkative narrative voice in literature – three details that mean so much to me now, that would have … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: The Little Details

Great story arcs, intricate plot-lines, and monumental narrative events notwithstanding, it’s the little details in any fictional or non-fictional narrative, that turn out to be most memorable. Here’s a list of some of the most memorable little details, sentences and moments from some of my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fermat’s Last Theorem

Simon Singh has written on subjects ranging from a 17th century number theory problem and cryptography to cosmology and the Big bang theory. He may be a science writer, but at heart, he is a storyteller and in Fermat’s Last … Continue reading

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