Introduction to the Cuckoo’s Nest (via scholarship@kkc)

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Some of you have chosen to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for your novel study. I have added a little information about the novel below and made a short video to show you how the characters were represented in the excellent Milos Forman film of the same name. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) is a novel written by Ken Kesey. It is set in an asylum in Oregon in the United States, an … Read More

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What book is Stephen King writing now? (via THE FIRE WIRE)

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What book is Stephen King writing now? In 1983, Stephen King began a book first titled “The Cannibals” which was also known as “Under the Dome”.  This book remained unpublished and unfinished.  According to Stephen King who appeared on CSPAN2 this evening on the program, “A writing Discussion with Stephen, Tabitha, and Owen King”, the book has come back to life.  He read an excerpt from what promises to be a very long novel entitled “Under the Dome”.  No publishing date was discussed. … Read More

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Book Reviews of Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” (via )

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English novelist Joseph Conrad wrote in 1902, perhaps his best known novel, the “Heart of Darkness”. The novel has been criticized for being a racist work as well as praised as a great literary work and an important assessment of imperialism during its time. The story revolves around an Englishman, Charles Marlow, who is sent on a journey to get back another character in the book called Kurtz. Book reviews of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" e … Read More

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Chuck Palahniuk, ‘Loser’ (2010) (via Follow the Thread)

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My first experience of reading Palahniuk – and what an experience.  ‘Loser’ is a portrait of a student who, according to fraternity tradition, has gone along to a recording of The Price Is Right, taken some acid – and is invited to come on down. Palahniuk’s telling is intense, conveying the disorientation of his protagonist, who can’t remember the name of the show but knows it’s not that one,  and is surprised to see bread in its raw state, befor … Read More

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Featured Author, Irvine Welsh: Currently Reading Glue and Loving It (via The Zen of South Park)

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Featured Author, Irvine Welsh: Currently Reading Glue and Loving It Published in 2001, Glue is certainly one of Welsh's longer books. As a master of the short story – and Acid House being an excellent example of this – Glue proves that Welsh has it with his longer books too. And this is only a mid-way review! Welsh's most well-known work, Trainspotting, famous for its adaptation to movie form, demonstrated how funny, bizarre and absolutely deranged the author could be. Its sequel, Porno, was nothing to scoff at e … Read More

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