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Tag Archives: Donald Hounam

Unpersuaded: a disappointing classic

Last year, on a whim, I decided to revisit Persuasion… and was genuinely taken by surprise: it seemed to me not simply disappointing but actively bad

June 18, 2018

My top three books of 2017 were all by Shirley Jackson

First, the confession: I don’t read a lot of books. The day job is demanding, and I’ve got my own stories to worry about. Also, most of the books I … Continue reading

January 17, 2018

Hey, hey, hey, hey

Four syllables that say it all. From the Queen of Pop.

September 21, 2016

But what about the map? by Donald Hounam

I don’t really see holidays as a chance to do any cutting-edge reading — there’s too much danger of dragging something on and off aeroplanes and discovering, halfway down page two, that it’s really only good for throwing at the local cats.

July 20, 2016

Rolling through the first draft, by Donald Hounam

Ideally, the first draft would be like free-skating. You just buckle on that idea… and you zoom away! Sadly, it’s not quite that easy… and there are plenty of potholes to stumble over.

July 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

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