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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past comic a triumph

Introduction The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is one of my favourite games of all time. But I don’t remember if I’d read the comic as it was serialized in Nintendo Power when I was a kid … Continue reading

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The Crying of Lot 49: Great read, but a little dated

Introduction I read Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 for two reasons. David Foster Wallace, one of my favourite authors, listed Thomas Pynchon as an influence. And, one of my best friends recommended this book specifically as a kind … Continue reading

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Longfellow’s The Song of Hiawatha

Introduction I read Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s The Song of Hiawatha over quite an expanse of time, so I really don’t have a solid impression of it. However, it held together pretty nicely in my head, and I feel like I have a … Continue reading

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The end of Hemingway’s Toronto years

Introduction The final chapters of William Burrill’s Hemingway: The Toronto Years are a fitting conclusion to the story of his sojourn in Ontario’s capital. Summary In Hemingway: The Toronto Years‘ final chapters Burrill gives us the details of the end … Continue reading

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Hemingway turns away from his Toronto Years

Introduction In this part of William Burrill’s Hemingway: The Toronto Years Hemingway and Hadley start to sour on Toronto and the Star. And the couple wishes and plans to return to Paris. Synopsis As per Hadley’s request, she Hemingway go … Continue reading

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Hemingway’s Brief Literary Romance in Paris

Introduction Hemingway sees his literary star rise while he’s in Paris in chapters seven and eight of William Burrill’s Hemingway: The Toronto Years. But then he comes to have to answer to a different Star when his responsibilities pull him … Continue reading

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The Strange Library‘s ending expected but surprising

Introduction The final half of Haruki Murakami’s The Strange Library brings the story to a half-expected close and shows what the pictures are really all about. Synopsis In the final half of Haruki Murakami’s The Strange Library the boy who … Continue reading

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