Whatever you say about Jonathan Franzen (and there's plenty to say, no small amount of it critical), you can't deny the man his insight. He's a fine writer, as this collection of republished essays proves; though they all originate in the 90s and very early 2000s, few come across as dated; the topics Franzen addresses... Continue Reading →
Before I picked this up, I knew nothing about who James Wood is; having now finished it, I can tell with absolute certainty, he is one of contemporary criticism's most gifted and steadfast voices, a lover of literature through and through. How Fiction Works is among the finest examples of that particular branch of non-fiction... Continue Reading →
In a move that will doubtlessly go over well with every fantasy fan out there, I decided to have a little fun with some of my favourite classical fantasy novels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jid2cLw6l_E Staples of the genre indeed! How would you describe these five books in a sentence?
Egad! I have entered the great and mighty labyrinth that is #BOOKTUBE! https://youtu.be/Q_O1mrqOzGY 2020 delivered in one important way--it was chock-full of excellent fantasy novels. I read scores of new releases over the year forever known as "the worst plague year" and while many of them were phenomenal, none reached the heights "The Burning God"... Continue Reading →