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Book Review: Richard Russo ~ Nobody’s Fool (1993)

Ordinary people are fascinating. That insight led to decades of success for Coronation Street and EastEnders. Likewise, Anthony Trollope’s 19th century Palliser series and John Updike’s Rabbit quartet of stunning novels.1 Russo taps into that truth. There’s virtually no sex, … Continue reading

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The Magnificent John Updike

True Love “Her tongue sneaks forward in thought, and rests on her lower lip. He loves her when she tries to think.” John Updike Rabbit is Rich  An American Heart  “What’s wrong with his heart, exactly?” Janice asked. “The usual … Continue reading

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Gentrification: a downside

“I hate crummy old inner-city blocks getting all revitalised with swish little stores catering to queers and stoned interracial couples.” John Updike Rabbit is Rich

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