Twilight, twigs, moss, magic, fireflies…

November 21st, 2012 · No Comments

A few words of warning up front: I am in no way impartial about the House of Pomegranates, the wonderful people who run it, and David Keyes’ new collection of short short I Do So Worry For All Those Lost At Sea. The House of Pomegranates Press published my short story collection and the illustrated […]

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Modesty Blaise

November 8th, 2012 · No Comments

By rights, Modesty Blaise should come much later in the influence sequence, but a friend mentioned this series the other day, which sent me back to reread the first two. I think the second of the series (Sabre-Tooth) made it’s way into our house in one of the boxes of books that my Dad brought […]

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Mainly in Moonlight

September 9th, 2012 · No Comments

I can’t count the number of times I’ve read Nicolas Stuart Gray’s Mainly in Moonlight. I know that I took it out of the North York Public Library Children’s Section so many times the librarians must have wondered why my parents didn’t just buy me a copy. (Actually, I’m not sure why either. My father […]

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