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Opening Passages to Greatness

Opening Passages to Greatness

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The other day I stumbled upon The Heart, a wonderful series in the online version of The ...

Make America Naughty Again

Make America Naughty Again

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As many of my readers know, I haven't been able to quit my day job. Fortunately, ...

Cain is able, better than most, and far darker: An Appreciation

Cain is able, better than most, and far darker: An Appreciation

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At least thirty years had passed since I first read The Postman Always Rings Twice by James Cain. ...

The Magical Lure of the Intimate Voice

The Magical Lure of the Intimate Voice

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I have written here and elsewhere of the power of a great opening line. If you ...

I’m Sorry, Anna.

I’m Sorry, Anna.

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Mark Twain For more years than I'd care to admit, my take on Leo Tolstoy's novel ...

What’s Your Dream Reading Spot?

What’s Your Dream Reading Spot?

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On a lounge chair near a waterfall? How about a desert isle beneath the shade of ...