Book Review – 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

That’s what the world is, after all; an endless battle of contrasting memories. I don’t mind usurping another reviewer’s thoughts when they strike a chord, so I’ll shamelessly steal the idea that this is Murakami’s marathon novel. The man writes and runs, so at 1,157 pages, 1Q84 appears to be a fusion of the two. […]
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Police Blotter #22 – A Vicious Cycle

-Phillip

Weekly Recap – June 26th, 2015

Wow, what a week. I worked a lot, I read a lot, I wrote a lot, I exercised a lot. You could say…I did a lot. Despite some long hours in the office, I finished my first reading of 1Q84. Letting this one marinate as I put together my usual book notes. It’s not easy to […]
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FIRST POST CHALLENGE

Thanks to John Howell for passing on this particular challenge. It’s a little frightening to peek into the past, but here I am for all to see. That was an embarrassing hop back in time. I think I was a little angry about work or something, so it would seem. But anyway, it appears that […]
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WitD – Paris

Previous scene: Elisha enjoys a drink after a “triggering event.” 3 · Paris Light streamed through the motel room window, admitted through a gap in the mauve curtains. It was fine. Elisha couldn’t sleep anyhow. She lie in bed watching shadows dance across the popcorn ceiling. Moths fluttered around the faux nineteenth-century street lantern standing just outside. […]
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Police Blotter #21 – The Necessities

-Phillip

Weekly Recap – June 19th, 2015

Last week, Angus was eating mom’s phone. This week, he managed to take his first selfie. Though he’s still a cutie, we’ll have to break it to him that there are certain angles which may be more flattering. Guys and girls! Thank you so much for your feedback on my “Writing Into the Dark” experiment. […]
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WitD – Brown

Previous scene: Martha and Elisha are naming fish when an ominous cloud comes rolling over the Eastern mountains. 2 · Brown Pete was bartender extraordinaire. He’d been ordinary at a number of different jobs, or so he had said. Elisha doubted that. Maybe it was true that all of his precision and technical passions were spent […]
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Police Blotter #20 – At Your Disposal

-Phillip

Weekly Recap – June 12th, 2015

It seems silly that typing a bunch of letters should be so scary, but it’s so much more than that, right? Words have meaning, or at least you hope they do. Sometimes they come out wrong. Sometimes they come out offensive, usually unintentionally. Sometimes they reveal things about ourselves that we’d rather not reveal. To be […]
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