Category Archives: literary fiction

The Luck of Barry Lyndon, by William Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) was, during his time, one of the prominent novelists of Victorian England and the primary competition to Charles Dickens. These days he is known mostly for the satirical Vanity Fair,┬ábut it was the fictional memoir The … Continue reading

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U.S.A., by John Dos Passos

John Dos Passos (1896-1970) is not among the most celebrated names in American literature anymore, but several of his books had major cultural impact when they were published in the first half of the 20th Century. An ambulance driver during … Continue reading

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Soul Catcher, by Frank Herbert

As explained recently, I maintain an interest in Frank Herbert’s non-Dune books. Not only do we see many of his Dune ideas and inspirations in other forms, but we can also see that his ambitions as a writer extended well … Continue reading

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August reads – a list

This just a thought or two about each of the books I managed to finish this month. I certainly loaded up on the quick reads to close out the summer.

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