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Yes - in case you're wondering - I bought this book because it's called 'Death and The Penguin'. Simple as that. No big story. Can't say I'm overly familiar with Ukrainian fiction, or even that the name Andrey Kurkov rang any particular bell with me. I didn't even think, 'Ooh, like Batman.' I just got … Continue reading Death and the Penguin – Andrey Kurkov
I was browsing bookshops (trying to send a little love back to my favourite shops in Dublin, who've suffered right along with every other realtor under the 2020 Lockdown), and on one of the show tables I caught the name Charlie Kaufman...
Corona has changed the world. That fact can't be ignored, much as we might like to. Even if you're one of those people who doesn’t believe that the virus exists, or perhaps isn't the menace that we're constantly told it is, you have to accept that the world has changed around your beliefs. Those issues … Continue reading 6 Dublin bookshops worth visiting/supporting.
By Lee Cross I was gifted Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood for Christmas; and like all presents from loved ones, I immediately came to cherish the book and very much enjoyed the read (not simply due to the pleasure derived from the book itself, but also from the enjoyment of knowing that someone I hold in … Continue reading Wise Blood – A review (of sorts)
Hi everyone, if you're reading this, you're likely wondering why you are reading this, and so.... The idea of this site is to promote discussion, for the most part about literature, words, and the worlds, within worlds, that inhabit every bookshelf you've ever seen. To my mind, books are the most important thing in the … Continue reading So… just what is this about?