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And the winner of the 2002 Bulwer-Lytton is…

EEURGH… On reflection, Angela perceived that her relationship with Tom had always been rocky, not quite a roller-coaster ride but more like when the toilet-paper roll gets a little squashed so it hangs crooked and every time you pull some … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick in Orange County

Another PKD movie, another PKD article… However this one is better than most and deftly stays away from the “he’s crazy” summation that most of these pieces devolve into. There’s even a PKD story I hadn’t heard of… Powers remembers … Continue reading

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Mark Twain on James Fenimore Cooper

Possibly one of the best poison-pen reviews ever… I may be mistaken, but it does seem to me that “Deerslayer” is not a work of art in any sense; it does seem to me that it is destitute of every … Continue reading

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