Category Archives: Ruminations

A Graphic Novel Odyssey

With NGC Bocas Lit Fest just gone and the Bim Literary Festival and Book Fair right around the corner, I’ve been focusing a lot on  Caribbean literature. I’ve been also been reading Zadie Smith’s White Teeth very slowly, which is not … Continue reading

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Post-Colonial Literature and Caribbean Voices

This month Classics Club is looking at Post-Colonial Literature, a perfect opportunity for me to read a Caribbean writer dusty with neglect on one of my book shelves. While deciding what book to read, my thoughts kept drifting back to … Continue reading

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Just some thoughts

Phillip Marlowe So it probably would have been useful to have seen Book Riot’s post for people reading Raymond Chandler for the first time before I started, but I made it through. Chandler’s novels were everything I expected them to … Continue reading

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How Palahniuk Saved and Ruined my Life

I’m always wary of sequels. Particularly sequels of books that I have enjoyed and that played a significant role in my personal development or maladjustment. Recently, Stephen King brought out a sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep. The only reason … Continue reading

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Ishiguro on the Boardwalk

So in the spirit of staying healthy, I decided to set myself a goal. I decided to start training for the local 5k run that is usually held around November/December. The plan was to run 30 minutes everyday up and … Continue reading

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Books and Memory

“All of the children bar one boy who was hopping along on crutches and couldn’t keep up…” A few weeks ago I went to my Mom’s house to clean my old bedroom. While cleaning I saw the green spine of … Continue reading

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