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The Letters of Samuel Beckett 1966-1989 digested read Saw Harold who showed me The Birthday Party. Suggested a couple of places where the pauses could be longerUssy, Paris, Berlin, TunisiaDear Whoever, Continue reading...
The Guardian | 1 hour, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Draw and you'll go to jail': the fight to save comics from the censor From worried parents to policemen with built-in Satan detectors, underground comics have never lacked enemies. And for 30 years Neil Gaiman and his friends have fought back in the name of free speechIn 1994, Mike Diana found himself in jail near his home
The Guardian | 3 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Working' Then And Now: Studs Terkel's Book Interviews Resurface As Audio All this week on NPR, you'll hear the voices of people Studs Terkel interviewed in his book, Working. Among the interviews you'll hear this week are a telephone operator and hotel piano player.
NPR.org | 4 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Undertow by Elizabeth Heathcote review chilling thrills by the sea A woman suspects her husbands involvement in his first wifes death in this absorbing debut thrillerThe hazardous sea ebbs and flows throughout this gripping debut psychological thriller. One day, 29-year-old Zena is discovered drowned close to the holiday
The Guardian | 5 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Bestseller Code by Jodie Archer and Matthew L Jockers review Two US scholars analysed bestselling books using an algorithm. Their findings dont make for uplifting readingIf it is your ambition to write a bestselling work of fiction, you would be well advised to focus on certain topics and to avoid others. Among the
The Guardian | 6 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Lose Yourself In The Twisting, Turning Alleys Of 'Crooked Kingdom' Leigh Bardugo's followup to her steampunky heist tale Six of Crows follows teenage criminal mastermind Kaz and his ragged crew as they take revenge for a betrayal and deal with a dangerous drug.
NPR.org | 6 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The banning of books in prisons: 'It's like living in the dark ages' Dan Slaters book Wolf Boy is the latest of many to be banned to American prisoners for reasons that seem capricious, illogical and vindictiveDan Slaters new non-fiction book Wolf Boys recounts the story of two Mexican-American teens in Texas seduced by th
The Guardian | 7 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Mystery of Being Human: God, Freedom and the NHS review Raymond Talliss sparky, secular new essay collection offers a biting defence of state-funded health careRaymond Tallis is that under-represented phenomenon in British culture a serious polymath. For 40 years a consultant NHS physician and medical research
The Guardian | 7 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history German writer Norman Ohlers astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the second world warThe German writer Norman Ohler lives on the top floor of a 19th-century apartment building on the south bank of
The Guardian | 8 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Goodness of Dogs by India Knight review the woof guide Practical tips and canine psychology add up to a well-structured manual on (wo)mans best friendMixing the personal with the practical, India Knights guide to dog ownership is written from the perspective of a lay person crazed with dog-love. Knight, a rel
The Guardian | 8 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend