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Book Review — The New Asylum: A Memoir of Psychiatry, by Frank Prem

Frank Prem's new poetry book, “The New Asylum:  A Memoir of Psychiatry” contains memoirs spanning his life from a small child to forty or more years as a psychiatric nurse, all in relation to the psychiatric hospital on the hill in his small town in Australia. It starts with both of his parents working there,… Continue reading Book Review — The New Asylum: A Memoir of Psychiatry, by Frank Prem

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Book Review — Herja, Devastation, by Cage Dunn and Frank Prem

“The woman, well, she’s the devil to some, vengeance incarnate, the one who uses scars on the soul to hold you still while your heart comes out for examination.” --Herja, Devastation, by Prem, Frank and CS Dunn Adjectives that come to mind when I think of “Herja, Devastation” are smoldering, passionate, cold, dedicated, focused. Imagine,… Continue reading Book Review — Herja, Devastation, by Cage Dunn and Frank Prem

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The Library Book — excerpts

I just finished this book and would again like to thank Hans from Hanspostcard for his urging to read it – as I will now urge you to read it. The hub of the book is about the biggest fire you never heard of in a library because it happened on the same day in… Continue reading The Library Book — excerpts

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Book Review — Songbook, by Nick Hornby (2003)

Nick Hornby has compiled a list of 31 or so songs that have impacted him in different ways, or the songs represent different aspects of music appreciation that Nick wants to share. He also has chapters at the end that cover albums, as well as one on boxed sets, and one on contemporary "pop" (as… Continue reading Book Review — Songbook, by Nick Hornby (2003)

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Book Review — Devil in the Wind: Voices from the 2009 Black Saturday Bush Fires, by Frank Prem

“Devil in the Wind: Voices from the 2009 Black Saturday Bush Fires,” is a book of poetry by Australian poet, Frank Prem, about horrific wildfires across the Australian state of Victoria in 2009. The preface includes descriptions of the physical and trauma effects in the victims' own words. As the book moves along, the poems… Continue reading Book Review — Devil in the Wind: Voices from the 2009 Black Saturday Bush Fires, by Frank Prem

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Book Review: Cage Dunn & Rose Brimson. The Old Woman & the Mad Horse – Case File for: the Big Three Mining Investigations

  I just finished reading this book and want to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. The genre for, “The Old Woman & the Mad Horse...”, by Cage Dunn and Rose Brimson, is action thriller. It takes place in the sparsely populated town of Brimpaen (that actually exists but is being… Continue reading Book Review: Cage Dunn & Rose Brimson. The Old Woman & the Mad Horse – Case File for: the Big Three Mining Investigations

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Book Review: Who Will Rule Magic?: Kraken, Dragon, Cat vs. Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile (2017)

Who Will Rule Magic?: Kraken, Dragon, Cat vs. Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile (2017) by Cage Dunn This book is a curious combination of anthropomorphized animals, human-type government, and elemental magic. It is an intricate adventure that pits animal against animal and element against element – all with the underlying intent of saving Mother Earth and the… Continue reading Book Review: Who Will Rule Magic?: Kraken, Dragon, Cat vs. Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile (2017)

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The Collected Works of Billy the Kid by Michael Ondaatje (copyright 1970)

wiki image link (also on the cover of my copy of the book) I was just looking for some background information on this book and see that the publishing date has been changed since Michael edited it some; the edited version adds "Left-Handed Poems" to the title.  My copy is the 1970 edition of the… Continue reading The Collected Works of Billy the Kid by Michael Ondaatje (copyright 1970)

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Carnival

When one goes to the carnival, they envision spending a few hours, or perhaps a day, enjoying the wondrous rides, food, and other attractions.  The Word of the Day fit right in with a book I recently borrowed from the local library,  Midwest Marvels: roadside attractions across Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin Thinking about… Continue reading Carnival