Tag Archives: Joseph Conrad

“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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“Wake In Fright,” aka “Outback”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Movies aimed at revealing the essential brutishness of man are pretty hard to pull off. Attempting to scrape through the moral shell — to, in effect, reveal the rottenness of existence — they often end up feeling, well, pretty rotten. … 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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