Tag: fiction

The Thief – A Review

The Thief
The end of the year was a very “Cormac McCarthy” time for me. I read through both The Road and No Country for Old Men in addition to catching the divisive
The Counselor in theaters. So when I stumbled upon The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura and read a review comparing it to McCarthy’s works, I was intrigued. Although I didn’t know whether it would be derivative or fresh, I decided to pull the trigger and take a chance on a book I knew nothing about.
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Interesting Layouts from House of Leaves

House of Leaves
The other day we were discussing the interesting text layouts in Mark Z. Danielewski’s bestselling book House of Leaves. The book (in a very general sense) deals with a labyrinth and at certain points the formatting reflects that. We didn’t find many good photographs of the text online, so we brought the book in and took our own. Check them out below the fold.
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Snow Crash – A Review

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The border between kitschy science fiction and well-written literature is a difficult line to traverse. Some, such as Vonnegut, have done it throughout the years memorably and with precision. At the recommendation of a family member, I recently read through Neal Stephenson’s “Snow Crash,” a book that manages its subject matter effortlessly while presenting a thrilling and thought provoking story to the reader.
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