On Writing: Telling the Story

...story in all of literature. The young Squire has no idea how to tell a story, so he just starts lifting details from various romances he has read and piling them into a narrative without any apparent direction. Finally, after 700 lines of insipid pentameter...
Pure Sole: My roommate thinks you're sexy, hormones, winter climate and unprotected sex ... all were featured in the scenario.However, as in some teenage romances, a breakup and fleeting interlude leaves all parties believing another is the donor and life marches on.Fast forward 18...
New fiction DVDs arrive at the library

New fiction DVDs range from romances to black comedy and mystery. To find all the newly added movies at all libraries, look at the DVD listing under the "New at...
New fiction always coming in at the library

We're constantly adding new fiction for adult readers in every genre, from westerns and science fiction to romances and mysteries. Here are a few that caught my eye this week. "Pandemonium," by Daryl Gregory. Since the 1950s, a plague of...
Theatre in the Rough opens 'The Winter's Tale'

...directs the play and takes one of the lead roles as Leontes, King of Sicilia, said it is considered one of Shakespeare's romances, noting that it contains both tragic and comic elements. The first act is predominantly dark and the second balances that...
Spot young adult fiction by neon stripes on spines

...neon stripes on the spines. There's some great stuff here - romances, sci-fi, thrillers, and the ever-popular "teen angst...illegal immigration, current politics, and racism into the romance between the teens, with moving results. "Baby Girl," by...
Genre identity

...literary prize winners to nude-in-public: paranormal romance). And ever since Octavia Butler changed my life, I thought...Aztec-themed tomes. I'll even admit that there's some fantasy romances in there - but only snarky ones.So, I'm coming to terms...
Review: 'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith

...famous writer who had a very public falling out with Quine some years before or Quine's lover who self-publishes bad fantasy romances and feels betrayed by Quine's unflattering portrait of her in "Bombyx Mori"? Just like that Strike and his trusty assistant...
Jane Austen and her groupies

...from afar.Though she throws Jane's marriage in a bit suddenly at the end, I'm grateful for an Austen-interpretation with the chance of bloodshed and the promise of sequels to develop Jane's romance and Jane's magical world.
The art of the novella

...feel guilty but the reader just feels relieved that this un-romance won't be drawn out any longer.Maybe you don't want to...bookmobile to keep it out of the hands of her brother - hilarity and romance ensue, 142 pages."The Nose" by Nikolai Gogol: A Russian...


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