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Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Merchants [Short Fiction]

I am still without internet (and consequently: without hope). And yet my blog lives on! This piece was inspired by some very interesting religious occurrences in my life recently. Religious people eh? I hope this strikes a chord in someone (anyone really). If not: may you at least be entertained.
-Imran

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

First Day at Work [Short Fiction]

I'm not dead yet. I live in a new place with a new person in a new life but I'm still writing. This particular piece was written two weeks ago on my first day at work and since then I've been reading and writing like a machine. At present a severe lack of internet hamstrings my online presence, but come back every Saturday and I'll have a pretty picture for you to look at. Who knows, perhaps you'll even honour me by reading the words.
-Imran

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Yellow World by Albert Espinosa [Book Thoughts]

I gained very little from The Yellow World. I respect Espinosa's experiences but his book is unfocused and doesn't do them justice.
-Imran

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The Yellow World by Albert Espinosa


Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde [Book Thoughts]

In conclusion, The Importance of Being Earnest is a clever little play that’s bound to cause more than a few laughs. It does, however, sacrifice depth to stay light and charming.
-Imran

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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde


Saturday, December 7, 2013

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell [Book Thoughts]

You’ll have to forgive Gladwell’s dodgy statistics and research methods but David and Goliath is a well-presented entertaining read even if it might not teach you much.
-Imran

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David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell



Sunday, December 1, 2013

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett [Book Thoughts]

If you want to wrestle with something that’s strange and ambiguous then Waiting for Godot might be worth a try but no promises that you’ll enjoy it or even find any merit in it.
-Imran

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Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett



Saturday, November 23, 2013

Civilization and its Discontents by Sigmund Freud [Book Thoughts]

A bit complex as an introduction to Freud but Civilization and its Discontents is a great look into his theories.
-Imran

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Civilization and its Discontents by Sigmund Freud



Saturday, November 16, 2013

Ragnarok: The End of the Gods by A.S. Byatt [Book Thoughts]

Not bad, but if you're looking for something suitably epic and mythical you could probably do better than Ragnarok.
-Imran

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Ragnarok: The End of the Gods by A.S. Byatt



Saturday, November 9, 2013

An African Millionaire by Grant Allen [Book Thoughts]

The contrast between Charles and Colonel Clay and the witty schemes make An African Millionaire an entertaining read.
-Imran

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An African Millionaire by Grant Allen



Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sex on the Moon by Ben Mezrich [Book Thoughts]

All flash and no substance. Give Sex on the Moon a skip.
-Imran

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Sex on the Moon by Ben Mezrich



Saturday, October 26, 2013

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov [Book Thoughts]

I, Robot is gripping, fascinating and intellectually stimulating. It’s easy to read and easy to enjoy.
-Imran

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I, Robot by Isaac Asimov



Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman [Book Thoughts]

An extremely difficult topic handled really well. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ has some really striking insights hovering beneath the pages.
-Imran

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The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman



Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens [Book Thoughts]

A Christmas Carol is a story worth knowing about but, in my opinion, it hasn't aged as well as many of the other classics.
-Imran

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens



Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett [Book Thoughts]

On the whole, there's nothing deep or complex about The Colour of Magic, but it will keep you entertained for a bit without the need for much investment in the story or the narrative.
-Imran

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The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett



Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix [Book Thoughts]

In short: A Confusion of Princes is typical sci-fi escapist fiction but it’s decent sci-fi escapist fiction. If the premises interests you or if you’re a fan of Nix or the genre, it’s probably worth a read.
-Imran

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A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix