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May 16, 2008
by kwikle
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Finished the Patrick O’Brian Aubrey Maturin Series

For those that don’t know Patrick O’Brian’s works, and who may not have read my other posts on Aubrey/Maturin, I will quickly summarize. Patrick O’Brian over the course of several decades wrote 21 books based on Lord Cochrane an active … Continue reading

October 10, 2007
by kwikle
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Spook Country Review, second watered tea

Out of all of William Gibson’s Novels, “Spook Country”:http://www.amazon.com/Spook-Country-William-Gibson/dp/0399154302/ref=pd_sim_b_shvl_title_1/102-4362146-7999342 is the least evocative. A lot of Gibson’s now all too common critics read and loved Neuromancer for its impenetrable descriptions of the ephemeral and then unknowable internet, (or cyberspace), the … Continue reading

October 25, 2006
by kwikle
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National Novel Writer’s Month-November, Are You Fit Enough?

Just like running a marathon, writing a novel takes discipline. I can speak from experience on both. I do both in a mediocre fashion. The question is, are you fit enough to do it? Can you write 1666 words per … Continue reading

October 20, 2006
by kwikle
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Born into this

I watched “Born into this”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0342150/ last night. It is a documentary about the late poet Henry Charles Bukowski Jr. I sometimes forget how much I really loved this guy. There are times I am sure I would have hated to … Continue reading

May 23, 2006
by kwikle
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The ode to John Grady Cole

I used to think that every word out of my mouth was funny, wise, or whimsically beautiful. I used to feel impervious to criticism. Participating in writer’s groups and workshops will steel you for some pretty mean shit. But the … Continue reading