Gimbling in the Wabe – What is a Writer?

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(Due to this nasty thing known as a “deadline”, this Gimbling in the Wabe is a repeat of one first posted here in 2014.  I think it’s still a pretty good one, if I do say so myself….) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ So what is a “writer”? Common sense […]

Happy Birthday, Tee!

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    We here at LitStack couldn’t let the day pass without wishing a very happy birthday to our illustrious leader, Editor-in-Chief Tee Tate!  Not only is Tee a wonderful boss who has put so much love and effort into this website, but she’s a talented novelist, a good friend, […]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Beautiful, Beautiful Words

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There are quite a few memorable first sentences in literature:  “Call me Ishmael.”  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”  “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”  Or, my […]

LitStack Review: Finders Keepers by Stephen King

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Finders Keepers Stephen King Scribner Release Date:  June 2, 2015 ISBN 978-1-5011-0007-9 Finders Keepers is Stephen King’s love letter to literature.  A blood drenched, visceral, scary love letter to literature. The story centers around writer John Rothstein, who is considered by some to be one of America’s greatest authors, akin […]

10:04 by Ben Lerner

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10:04 Ben Lerner Faber and Faber Release Date:  September 2, 2014 ISBN 978-0-86547-810-7 It’s not very often that I recommend a book where very little happens.  I’ve got to admit that I like a book with at least a little action; I can take a lot of philosophizing, musing, and […]

LitStack Review: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

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The Silkworm Robert Galbraith Little, Brown and Company Release Date:  June 19, 2014 ISBN978-0-316-20687-7 I daresay, even if I didn’t know that Robert Galbraith was a pen name of J.K. Rowling, I still would thoroughly enjoy the Cormoran Strike detective novels, of which The Silkworm is the second installment (The […]

Gimbling in the Wabe – What is a Writer?

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So what is a “writer”? Common sense would tell us a writer is “one who writes”, at least using the word in its broadest term.  Google defines “writer” as “a person who has written a particular text”, and then goes on to give various and sundry examples, from professional to […]

LitStack Review: What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton

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What Makes This Book So Great Jo Walton Tor Release Date:  January 21, 2014 ISBN 978-0-7653-3193-9 Between 2008 and 2011, Nebula and Hugo Award winning author Jo Walton (Among Others) wrote a blog hosted on Tor.com, wherein she discussed various topics within her chosen genre of science fiction/fantasy.  Being a […]

A Farewell to Elmore Leonard

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Leonard Elmore died on August 20, 2013 at his home in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, after suffering a stroke on July 29.  He was 87. Even if you hadn’t read any of his early pulp Western stories or his later crime thrillers, there’s a good chance that you are still familiar […]