Blog posts are categorized into two broad categories based on type and length: Reviews and Opinions.
Book Reviews can be long or short.
Long book reviews are called Gratin, and can creep over a 1000 words. These also discuss thematic elements briefly.
Don’t like long book reviews? Crisps, or short reviews, are more to your taste. These are always under 500 words and make for a quick read.
Similarly, Opinions are divided into short exploratory pieces called Hashbrowns that rarely exceed 700 words, and long analyses called Tartiflette that can top 2000 words.
Opinion pieces do not look town at you over their noses, so don’t let length daunt you. They are usually informed, sometimes unformed, but always casual, accessible and devoid of academic jargon.
De Profundis (Part V)
Part five of the short story De ProfundisKeep reading
De Profundis (Part IV)
Part four of the short story De ProfundisKeep reading
Notes on The Terror (Part I)
The first of a series of blog entries on the novel and TV series The Terror.Keep reading
Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy: A Review
A short review of Thomas Hardy’s tragedy Tess of the d’UrbervillesKeep reading
De Profundis (Part III)
Part three of the short story De ProfundisKeep reading
Halloween: A celebration of many Reapings
A long exploration into the symbolism of Halloween as a Harvest festival and as a meditation on DeathKeep reading
The Haunting of Hill House: A Review
A short review of Shirley Jackson’s novelKeep reading
De Profundis (Part II)
Part two of the short story De ProfundisKeep reading
De Profundis (Part I)
A short storyKeep reading
Silence by Shusāku Endo: A Review
A short review about Shusaku Endo’s novel SilenceKeep reading
Rebecca: A Review
A short review of Daphne du Maurier’s gothic masterpiece RebeccaKeep reading
The Monk: A Review
A short review of M. G. Lewis’ novel The Monk: A RomanceKeep reading
Villette: A Review
A review on Charlotte Brontë’s novel, VilletteKeep reading
Dear Na-Mu •87/■32◇
Men’Fet: Notes from EarthKeep reading
Of the Spoken and the Unspeakable
Musings on on the edges of language and what lies beneath.Keep reading
The Green Mile: A Review
A short review on Stephen King’s novel The Green MileKeep reading
A Waterfall of Horses: A Review
A review of the Janice Pariat’s short story “A Waterfall of Horses”.Keep reading
The Swerve: How the World became Modern – A Review
A brief (but mildly caustic) review of Stephen Greenblatt’s The Swerve.Keep reading
Blood Meridian, or The Evening Redness in the West – A Review
A book review of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian.Keep reading
A Hunger Artist: The Death of the Religious Sublime? (Part One)
The meaning of Kafka’s A Hunger Artist.Keep reading
Why write about culture?
An IntroductionKeep reading
Rebecca: The Persistence of Memory
A review of Daphne du Maurier’s gothic novel Rebecca.Keep reading
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