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Isabella Kratynski
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In the hollowed-out skull of the sixteenth President of the United States, a miserable time traveler builds a modest studio apartment and isolates himself from his own time, his own space, his own …
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"When you're worried about something," said Henry abruptly, "have you ever tried thinking in a different language?" "What?" "It slows you down. Keeps your thoughts from running wild. A good discipline in any circumstance. Or you might try doing what the Buddhists do." "What?"
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A few months ago I rediscovered the library. I had in general thought the English-language selection of fiction pretty paltry. I mean, I'd always check if I was looking for something in particular, but it was often easier and more efficient to purchase a book online.
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Thus she returned to the theme of "before," but in a different way than she had at first. She said that we didn't know anything, either as children or now, that we were therefore not in a position to understand anything, that everything in the neighborhood, every stone or piece of wood, ...
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In Red, by Magdalena Tulli, is one of the most difficult and peculiar books I've read in recent memory. I recall hearing about it upon the publication of the English translation — it's been on my list for a few years — I was sold on the promise of its poetic and fabular qualities.
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It was as if dawn had been told to come quicker on that side, as if the greater emptiness of the streets sucked the light in. What watchers you noticed may as well have been dispassionate observers from some austere alternative, so opaque were their regards. Destitutes lying but not asleep under ...
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Though his work is not as widely known as some of his contemporaries — J.G. Ballard, for example, or Anthony Burgess — D.G. Compton’s speculative fiction is just as attuned to the relation b…
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From Macondo to Arkham to The Village, a journey through the parallel cities of fiction.
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The location is interesting, so I was prepared to pay a premium in this tourist area, but I was surprised to find ourselves victims of a genuine tourist trap. The greeter seemed friendly and attentive, but that's only until you were in the door. It's "self-service" but then they still bring your food and charge you service fees. We waited a very, very long time for our food. The food is all pre-prepared -- you choose your plate at the counter and they reheat it (microwave? then why did it take so long?), including the lettuce garnish which comes out wilted. My daughter's spaghetti smelled and tasted suspect -- the food here looks nice, but it is not fresh. They give you bread that is wrapped in individual packets, but I suspect these are recycled -- mine had suspicious yellow spots on the bread, I'm sure it was old. Nobody was clearing tables, and this attracted a lot of sparrows and pigeons both on terrace and inside -- birds sitting directly on the tables eating the leftovers. This was odd as the indoor staff did not seem to be particularly busy. I don't mind paying a bit extra for location or sevice, but apart from initial appearances, everything here was substandard.
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