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Umberto Eco (Naturally, a Manuscript)

“… he must, must write a sequel,” wrote Pradeep Sebastian about Umberto Eco and The Name of the Rose. Now, alas, he never will. My own enthusiasm for Eco’s work has cooled over the years, yet I couldn’t have been more excited … Continue reading

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“Granite Throated Goblins,” Similes and Metaphors

I’m sure I’ve noticed it before, but this is the first time that I’m taking active note of it: the narrative technique of introducing a certain imagery as a simile and, immediately afterwards, using it as a metaphor. (Metaphor is, … Continue reading

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Quotes: Life According to “Little, Big”

The things that make us happy make us wise. ‘Love is a myth.’ ‘Love is a myth,’ Grandfather Trout said. ‘Like summer.’ ‘What?’ ‘In winter,’Grandfather Trout said, ‘summer is a myth. A report, a rumor. Not to be believed in. … Continue reading

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Quotes: Puzzles

“… every move the puzzler makes …” From this, one can make a deduction which is quite certainly the ultimate truth of jigsaw puzzles: despite appearances, puzzling is not a solitary game: every move the puzzler makes, the puzzle-maker has … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature / Quotes: Radio Sets, Steampunk

I have written before (here) about what I believe underlies the enduring pop-cultural fascination with the speculative/alternate-historical fiction genre known as Steampunk. My opinion in a nutshell is this: In a world where the technologies driving it are fast becoming … Continue reading

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Quotes: Group Photos, Italian Streets, and Coffee

“… click goes the camera and on goes life …” There they are, held like flies in the amber of that moment—click goes the camera and on goes life; the minutes, the days, the years, the decades, taking them further … Continue reading

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Links and Quotes: A Magnificent Blog (Quirky and Opinionated)

MAGNIFICENT OCTOPUS (INKY AND TENTACLED) (!) is a blog by Isabella Kratynski. I’d been following it for some time and then, somehow, lost touch. I rediscovered it when I joined Twitter recently and realised, again, how much I loved Isabella’s … Continue reading

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