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Book Review: The Act of Roger Murgatroyd

The Act of Roger Murgatroyd Gilbert Adair Faber and Faber (2006) I personally found this homage/parody/pastiche of the murder-in-the-isolated-countryhouse witty, droll and wry. In other hands it would have be leaden, heavy-handed. If you want to you can dip “below” … Continue reading

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Obituary: The Concept of the Author, Following a Long Illness, 4,106

This is from AJ Jacobs (of whom more anon), writing mock obits for Esquire magazine. The Concept of the Author, a person who is the sole creator of a discrete text, died March 5 on Wikibooks.org. It was 4,106 years … Continue reading

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