Author: Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does a bunch of other stuff.
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Sunday Morning! “Ducks, Newburyport”

Our minds are messy places. This novel takes you into the very nervous mind of an Ohio mother, housewife, and pie baker over the course of a thousand pages and mostly through one very long sentence.

John Cheever 4

Sunday Morning! Beginning John Cheever

On a recommendation from a local poet, I have started reading the short stories of an American master of the form, and was greatly rewarded for the effort.

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Sunday Morning! The City & The City

A fellow who doesn’t read much in the way of speculative fiction reads a wild novel about overlapping “unseen” cities, murder, and intrigue- and emerges with his mind in knots but still intact.

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Sunday Morning! The Burden (2017)

On a surprisingly affecting short film in which stop-motion animated animals sing of their existential anxieties while working the night shift.

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Sunday Morning! “Silent Light”

On Carlos Reygadas’s strangely sincere, beautiful, and deeply spiritual movie about infidelity among the Mennonites.