Category: Books

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Game of Thrones Rewatch: Redemption Song

I decided to look at the concept of fictional redemption arcs in Game of Thrones. In the GoT TV show, there are three main redemptive arcs.

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Game of Thrones: Little People, Big World

Quit ignoring The Scope Problem or we’ll end up with more Game of Thrones that start off amazing and end with a disappointed “meh”.

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Game of Thrones: Murder Your Darlings

George RR Martin kills off his characters right. Those deaths mattered. The TV version of Game of Thrones? Not so much…

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Re-reading (And Not Reading) James Joyce

I know every single one of you is wondering whether and in what ways I appreciate James Joyce’s work. So…In praise of (and in fear of) James Joyce’s oeuvre.

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Sunday Morning! “Lovecraft Country”

Like the recent HBO series, I consumed “Lovecraft Country” ravenously, like I was a dripping protoplasmic monster too terrible to behold.


We Don’t Need ‘City-Slicker Elegy’

Stop normalizing pathological snobbery, such as “everyone who voted Trump is an inbred, lardlicking oaf ripped from Hillbilly Elegy”

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Sunday Morning! “Two Serious Ladies”

Exploring the Bowles cannon continues with Jane Bowles’s more comedic novel about people who also wander halfway around the world to hear their own voice.