My Favorite Image

As an aspiring novelist, the image below is a great source of inspiration. This is a photograph of George Orwell's original manuscript pages for 1984. Now, I regard 1984 as one of the finest pieces of literature of the last century. It is well written, exciting and deep and dark and prophetic. But look at … Continue reading My Favorite Image

The World’s Best Novellas

The novella is the bastard child of the book world. Novellas the hushed-up offspring of novelist's one-night stands with typewriters. They are the awkward middle-child. Novellas are not long enough to be allowed into the novel club, and yet too long to be read in a single sitting. In paperback, they look flimsy and short … Continue reading The World’s Best Novellas