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reporting in from Storyknife

Sponsored by John and Rika Mouw and built by Dave and Dan Gerard of Gerard Houseworks, this is the piece of sittable art at which the writers of Storyknife will dine each evening. See the slideshow on Dave and Dan’s Facebook page for a step-by-step of how they built this beautiful objet d’art. They and…

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Introducing the crime.

  Liam rifled through the various statements he’d taken at the airport the day before.  Nobody saw nobody doing nothing, he reflected sadly.  At a conservative estimate, culled from Gruber’s statement, at the time of Bill DeCreft’s death there had been at least ten small planes in the act of landing or taking off, one…

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Taken simply as pure, breathless entertainment, these books totally rock.

** spoiler alert ** On page 377 of Mockingjay is everything this trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and now Mockingjay) is about: …Something is significantly wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children’s lives to settle its differences…The truth is, it benefits no one to live in a world where these things happen. These…

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Introducing Moses.

The Old Fart was a foot shorter than the trooper, which he rectified by hoisting himself up on a stool. He turned to Liam and stuck out a hand. “Moses Alakuyak, shaman.” His beer and Liam’s single malt arrived. Moses held out his bottle of beer and Liam clinked his glass against it. “To women,”…

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The bunyips are spooky as hell.

** spoiler alert ** Man, Novik’s really sticking it to British Empire. It’s beautiful to see. The tone of this sixth novel is a little depressing, though, and the plot a little tedious, which has Laurence and Temeraire et al wandering around the Australian outback about as long as Harry and Hermione and Ron wandered around…

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We are so sorry, Jane.

We watched the last episode of Sanditon last night, Barbara Peters of the Poisoned Pen and I. We have a few issues. Spoilers follow. *** First of all*, what’s with all the period detail inaccuracies? To mention just a few: What’s with Charlotte wearing her hair down all time, instead of pinned up as befits…

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Introducing Bill.

It hadn’t taken them long, once they got him inside; the man who had been separated from the rifle was seated in a chair and immobilized with enough bright yellow polypropylene line to restrain King Kong. He was maybe thirty years old, five-eight, thickset, with matted brown hair and terrified brown eyes that stared at…

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