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Breath – Tim Winton (A classic Australian novel)

“It’s funny, but you never really think much about breathing. Until it’s all you ever think about.” ― Tim Winton, Breath Tim Winton is Australia’s most-lauded novelist. He has won Australia’s highest literary merit the Miles Franklin Award an unprecedented

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Virginia Woolf’s Final Letter and To the Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf’s final letter was found by her husband Leonard on the day she disappeared in 1941. Her body was found some weeks later in the River Ouse, dressed in an overcoat with pockets filled with stones. In August last year,

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Charles Bukowski – The Genius of the Crowd

there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average human being to supply any given army on any given day and the best at murder are those who preach against it and the best at hate are those who

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The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins

I was a born again christian (baptist) turned agnostic. Tomorrow I could be a Jedi. I have read a lot of books in recent years about theology and the validity of the new testament. I began to really question my

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Charles Bukowski’s gravestone epitaph ‘Don’t Try’

Many people have wondered what the gravestone epitaph of the great American counter-culture poet and novelist Charles Bukowski means – ‘Don’t Try.’  I was baffled by this too until I came across this illuminating quote from Bukowski which should substantiate

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Ham on Rye – Charles Bukowski

I had been wanting to read a Charles Bukowski novel after seeing the illuminating documentary, ‘Born into this‘. As Goodreads describes Ham on Rye, ‘Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice

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Eli Glasman ‘The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew’

I had the good fortune to read Eli Glasman’s blog this morning  which contains several entertaining articles I thought I would share with you. Eli comes from the same beautiful part of the world that I do – Melbourne, Australia.

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Comedy and the Ages. Lenny Bruce, Charles Bukowski and Hunter S Thompson

George Carlin himself once put it: “Lenny Bruce opened the doors for all the guys like me.” Last night I watched the sobering documentary on the infamous American comedian Lenny Bruce called, Swear to tell the truth. It was disturbing

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East of Eden – John Steinbeck

East of Eden by John Steinbeck is considered one of America’s great literary classics along with his other treasured book The Grapes of Wrath. According to Steinbeck’s third wife, Steinbeck considered East of Eden his magnum opus. He further claimed:

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