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Bookworm 2013: Worlds of the Undead

The undead were unusually thin on the ground this year, mostly because the market currently seems glutted with increasingly cheap and increasingly amateurish fare. However, I could not go a year entirely zombieless, and so I picked up one of the modern classics, Max Brooks’ World War Z. First off, slow zombies. That is always a […]

Taking the Gentle Approach

[flickr]photo:4321788297[/flickr] One intriguing perspective shift I was reminded of yesterday was that everything is an event. This does not mean that my having coffee this morning amounts to high drama ranking up there with The Ring Cycle (pick one) worthy of a rapt audience following every minute detail thereof, as many twitterinos seem to believe. […]

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The Mutating City

I’m on to Them. Finally, after years in the dark, playing the frog-to-be-boiled to their slow squeeze, I’ve realized what is going on: we’re getting boxed in. They tell me that the situation has been like this, or even worse for quite a while now in places such as the US, where there are actual […]

On the Recurring Nightmare of Being Trampled by the Living Dead

I honestly believed that those times were long gone. Things had taken on a certain impalpable gloss, a glamour of things almost working as they should, a system with all the tiny little cogs and wheels clicking and ticking in synchronicity, to the point where I could even count on relying on the actual timetables […]