Monthly Archives: September 2014

Diary by Chuck Palahniuk

I think my favourite genre is weird-dark, so it’s strange that it’s taken me so long to read any Palahniuk (who also wrote Fight Club). Diary is a ‘coma diary’ written by Misty Wilmot as her husband, Peter, is in … Continue reading

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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

The essays in this collection aren’t just about feminism, but also race, culture, (and representations of race in popular culture), scrabble, and Roxane Gay herself. I was expecting it to be more feminism-focused, but the mix of subjects works really … Continue reading

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Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher

Dear Committee Members is a novel entirely made up of letters of recommendation written by Jason Fitger, a disgruntled professor of creative writing at Payne University. While the English department is being cut left, right, and centre, the Economics department … Continue reading

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August reads 2014

Actually managed to get quite a bit of (good and varied) reading done this month. Figures on a Beach by Kirk VanDyke (Novel) This was a good short read. It’s a bit overwritten and clunky in places, but an interesting look … Continue reading

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