Gimbling in the Wabe – That Which Passeth All Understanding

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Someone was shot in the alley on my block last Sunday.  He died of those gunshot wounds on Monday morning.  He lived five doors down from me. My daughter heard the shots; we were home at the time.  She thought it was just a car backfiring, since neither I nor the dog reacted.  She calmly [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – The Things You Learn…

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I am currently reading The Severed Streets, sequel to Paul Cornell’s exemplary supernatural  crime novel, London Falling, and the concept of ostentation came up for discussion (with author Neil Gaiman – who is a rather fateful fictional iteration of himself in the book – as the literary provocateur).  Not the notion of ostentation as “a [….]

Blog Tour: London Falling by Paul Cornell

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London Falling Paul Cornell Tor Books First Edition:  April 13, 2013 ISBN:  978-0765330277 Two undercover officers, one a veteran, the other a rookie, at odds, suspicious of the other as far as techniques, motivations, loyalties.  Add to that their abrasive, hard-nosed commander, who will battle for every inch even as he feels the war slipping [….]

LitStack Review: Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman

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Cover of Snow Jenny Milchman Ballantine Books ISBN-10: 0345534212 —♦— Waking up one wintry morning in her old farmhouse nestled in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, Nora Hamilton instantly knows that something is wrong. When her fog of sleep clears, she finds her world is suddenly, irretrievably shattered: Her husband, Brendan, has committed suicide. [….]