Monthly Archives: March 2012

Suspension of Embarrassment

‘Suspension of Disbelief’ is a phrase first introduced by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. According to Wikipedia, the phrase is now used as a state of mind required of the reader. In order to enter the world that is proposed by the … Continue reading

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Josephine Hart – Damage

I had never heard of this novel until I read about it on dovegreyreader’s blog here. She made it sound great so I added it to my little notebook of books to look out for. A week later I ran … Continue reading

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Thornton Wilder – The Bridge of San Luis Rey

‘The Bridge of San Luis Rey’ was published in 1927. It was Wilder’s second novel and it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928. Set in Lima, Peru, in the year 1714, the novel starts with the collapse of an ancient … Continue reading

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