LitStack Review: The Race by Nina Allen

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The Race Nina Allen Titan Books Release Date:  July 19, 2016 ISBN 978-1-785650-36-9 Originally published in 2014 by NewCon Press and rereleased in 2016 by Titan Books, Nina Allen’s novel The Race is hard to describe – but wonderful to read. On the surface, the five sections of the book are linked – sometimes directly, [….]

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 would tell us a writer [….]

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 just plain stream of consciousness [….]

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 scribe to composer to data [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Happy Birthday to George

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Once upon a time (September 20, 1948, in fact) a baby boy was born to a longshoreman and his wife from the realm of Bayonne, in the land of New Jersey.  They named their son George, and the boy was full of stories and songs (well, stories anyway).  As a youngster,  he sold some of [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe: Where I Write (Not to Be Confused with ‘Wherein I Write’)

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My local newspaper will sometimes run interviews with famous and/or emerging authors, and interestingly enough, one of the standard questions is “Describe your office, or where you write.”  (I guess that’s not really a question, is it?  More a command or an instruction.)  As my need to research authors increased, I started reading other publications, [….]