Monthly Archives: July 2011

  1. BITE NIGHT: Man V Shark

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    July 31, 2011 by markstani

    This is the latest in my series of stories loosely based on the Olympic sports. It’s a work in progress. …
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  2. One Inch Wonders #17: Memories Of My Melancholy Whores

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    July 29, 2011 by markstani

    This relatively short novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (pub. Vintage) is, in my opinion, as good if not better than …
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  3. One Inch Wonders: The 2011 Man Booker Longlist

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    July 28, 2011 by markstani

    Here are the opening paragraphs of the 13 books longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize. Who’d win the One …
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  4. One Inch Wonders #16: Kitchen Confidential

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    July 27, 2011 by markstani

    The ultimate macho kitchen cook, Anthony Bourdain makes Gordon Ramsey and the rest of today’s TV-testosterone junkies seem like something …
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  5. Man Booker Prize 2012

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    July 26, 2011 by markstani

    This year’s Booker Prize longlist makes a welcome change. Last year’s was a bit too pretentious. The Booker has always …
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  6. One Inch Wonders #15: The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake

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    July 25, 2011 by markstani

    Breece D’J Pancake’s debut short story collection, published in 1976, was regarded as an instant classic. His stripped-down prose was …
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  7. Betsy’s Boys

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    July 24, 2011 by markstani

    This is the first part of my novel about a village football team. Comments valued. “Shut your fucking gobs and …
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