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  • Toronto's PATH Led Me to Charles Dickens by Richard French 4/14/2015 2:47:03 PM
    A little more than a year ago, I had a medical procedure called angioplasty in which a surgeon inserted a stent in an artery to improve the flow of blood from my heart. Two months later, I began a 26-week therapy program, at the end of which I h... more

  • Landmark Novels -- Now and in the Future by Richard French 2/24/2015 9:35:53 PM
    I've been listening to an audiobook of Marcel Proust's novel "Swann's Way" -- a great achievement to which the reader Neville Jason makes a substantial contribution. My impression remains the same as when I started, that if Proust continued to ... more

  • The Imagination of Marcel Proust by Richard French 2/24/2015 8:27:21 PM
    Some years ago, when I worked in Sudbury, Ontario, a nickel mining city, I had the time to read a translation of the seven volumes of Marcel Proust's great autobiographical novel "Remembrance of Things Past." I came away from it thinking that it wa... more

  • Unknown Review by Michael D LeFevre 2/10/2015 3:10:57 AM
    I didn't know this but I got a positive review for He Was Weird on goodreads.com. I'm flattered. To see for yourself, go to: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1162423461?book_show_action=true&page=1 ... more

  • A Significant Journey: Hiwot Teffera and Political Misery by Richard French 1/31/2015 8:33:03 PM
    A friend of mine who comes from Ethiopia leant me a book called "Tower in the Sky" by Hiwot Teffera. He said that this book would tell me what has been going on Ethiopia since the overthrow of Haile Selassie. I was happy to read this memoir, since I ... more

  • Successful School Visit by Michael D LeFevre 1/15/2015 10:21:25 AM
    I shared He Was Weird with a class of 15 year olds and it went well. ... more

  • The writer Rosemary Sutcliffe by Lucille lucil95783@aol.com 1/5/2015 9:41:01 AM
    Fantastic... more

  • Novels? Passé? by Richard French 12/17/2014 6:00:39 PM
    I recently read this one-sentence paragraph on a.social media post: "Novels are so passé." Since the writer didn't support his view with argument or proof or example, he leaves a big gap for someone like me to fill. Statements like that... more

  • On Creativity -- Part Two by Richard French 12/13/2014 3:27:52 PM
    It occurred to me a while ago that complacency is a big enemy of creativity. Creative power evaporates as soon as we say, “I’ve done a lot. I’m satisfied with my achievement so far. I’ve proved my point.” As far as creativity is concerned, it’s m... more

  • On Creativity -- Part One by Richard French 12/12/2014 6:02:58 PM
    Here are some thoughts and quotes about creativity: •A creative project begins with a dream, a vision, a desire to make something new, an urge to express oneself. I came across this sentence in “The Fifth Mountain”, a novel by P... more

  • Imagination and Fancy by Richard French 12/8/2014 3:45:03 PM
    When I was a youngster, I used to watch a TV show that featured a character named Mr. I. Magination. The point was to get kids who watched it to use their inventive powers both for pleasure and problem solving. Some of us forget from ti... more

  • Herman Melville: The Freedom of an Artist by Richard French 12/3/2014 6:15:52 PM
    Not too long ago, I listened to an audio recording of Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick". I liked its originality and scope, its verve and its humanity. I also liked what the novel had to say about the positive and negative sides of the Ameri... more

  • The Italians... by Lucille lucil95783@aol.com 11/19/2014 9:53:51 AM
    and their style... more

  • The writer Stephen Hunter by Lucille lucil95783@aol.com 11/8/2014 9:45:54 AM
    an obvious viewpoint... more

  • I Did It! by Michael D LeFevre 11/5/2014 6:03:08 AM
    Last week I helped to silence a very big spectre from my past. ... more

  • This Whole Catfishing Thing by Kage Alan 10/20/2014 4:52:53 AM
    Is it necessary to break rules of decency to combat those who break rules of decency? It begs the question, doesn't it? Or should we leave well enough alone?... more

  • Very Anxious But I Have to Do It by Michael D LeFevre 10/19/2014 10:34:10 AM
    I'm going back to the town where negative treatment inspired me to write a book. So, why am I so anxious? ... more

  • I Needed That I Suppose by Michael D LeFevre 7/31/2014 10:56:21 PM
    After my two successful visits to local schools, I rang my publisher for advice on how to better reach teenagers. He basically gave me a ticking off stating that he had already told me what to do and that I wasn't doing it enough. While, I could sit ... more

  • Lip smacking mystery by Byron Edgington 7/22/2014 1:31:24 PM
    My review of Connie Shelton's Sweet Somethings... more

  • School Reading Part 2 by Michael D LeFevre 7/8/2014 7:37:25 AM
    I went to the second of my two school tour and it went very well. At first, I wasn't sure because the pupils just say there but their response to the writing task they were sent and the fact that I sold all the copies of "He Was Weird" I had brought ... more

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Featured Book
Crystal in a shock wave / the works of Albert Russo
by Albert Russo

The works of Albert Russo of the past 40 years, in both English and French, reviewed and commented in these two languages, with essays and photos by the author...  
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Featured Book
Crystal in a shock wave / the works of Albert Russo
by Albert Russo

The works of Albert Russo of the past 40 years, in both English and French, reviewed and commented in these two languages, with essays and photos by the author...  
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