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Edgar Rice Burroughs Writes to Forrest Ackerman

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Quote Du Jour: “Fuck the Prose”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A lot of my students just can’t tell a story. They can write sentences but they don’t know how to make a story go from there all the way through to the end without people dying of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes: God bless the straightforward writer, and God bless those with the ability to amuse, provoke, surprise, shock, appall. The purpose of literature is to Delight. To create or endorse the Scholastic is a craven desire. It may … Continue reading

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“Flashman”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I just finished the first volume of George MacDonald Fraser‘s high-spirited and rollicking The Flashman Papers series. For those new to the books, the series of 19th century historical novels chronicles the exploits of an English army officer and self-described … Continue reading

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Michael Chabon Likes Genre Fiction, Punts on Endorsing It

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In a recent NYT interview of Michael Chabon for the Book section, the following exchange took place: You can suggest three books to a literary snob who believes genre fiction has no merit. What’s on the list? … Continue reading

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