“Does such a thing as ‘the fatal flaw’, that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn’t. Now I think it does. And I think that mine is this: a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs.” So opens Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. A […]Read more "Literary Wardrobe: The Secret History"
When I finish a book I usually have one of two reactions: 1. I press the book to my forehead and wish I could unread it so I could begin again 2. I throw it on the floor and stomp away I obviously have strong reactions to books but find it hard to put my […]Read more "Haiku/Review. II"
A great little literary magazine, I first stumbled upon The Happy Reader whilst browsing in a cute bookstore-cum-cafe (the world needs more of these). The Happy Reader is a bookish quarterly magazine devoted to all things literary. Able to be read in one sitting, the first half is an interview with some kind of literary […]Read more "The Happy Reader makes me happy"
Pixel Picks – weekly(ish) links from around the web: interviews, articles, essays, poetry, fiction and non. Enjoy. Better as a Badger: An article from The Atlantic about why Hufflepuff isn’t as bad as everyone thinks Twytter: The Twitter feed of the author who nearly turned me off literature The other side: A little part of me […]Read more "Pixel Picks. VII"