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‘This is splendidly written fare from the reliable Poulson, written with keen psychological insight.’ [Invisible]

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Stranger than Fiction . . .

Posted on Nov 24, 2009 in affairs, murder, stranger than fiction | No Comments

I recently finished writing a short story which centred around a murder committed by a surgeon who wants to get rid of a woman who is threatening to spill the beans about their affair. I asked myself if this is a plausible motive for murder in this day and age, and decided that given the […]

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Posted on Nov 17, 2009 in HOME, Marilynne Robinson, the Prodigal Son | 4 Comments

Marilynne Robinson’s fine novel explores a question that I’ve sometimes pondered. After all the excitement of the return of the Prodigal Son, what happened next? Once they’d eaten the fatted calf and ordinary life resumed, what then? How did the good brother, the dutiful one who had stayed at home, come to terms with the […]

The Mandarins

I was about 200 pages into this 700 page novel by Simone de Beauvoir, when I paused and considered: was I going to finish it or not? It was the choice of my reading group. But was I prepared to devote that much time to it? I decided to push on. I’m glad I did. […]