Book Rec of the Week
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
“If killing your protagonist with more than 600 pages to go sounds audacious, it’s nothing compared with the literary feats Murray pulls off in this hilarious, moving and wise book. Recently named to the Man Booker Prize long list, “Skippy Dies” is an epic crafted around, of all things, a pack of 14-year-old boys. It’s the “Moby-Dick” of Irish prep schools.”
-from Jess Walter’s review on the Washington Post
suggestion made by vice pres. Eva Wetzel
“Join me, if you dare, on an epic journey of prescription drug abuse, M-theory, Celtic myths, World War I, jelly doughnuts, and crying over this amazing book.”
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Monthly Archives: March 2013
During the last meeting of Winter Quarter, we wrote to a list of random songs. Kyle & Dmitry happened to pick “Little Talks” — how they got to the following story in 10 min, we have no idea: These guys … Continue reading
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Happiness Is By Hannah Hogen Happiness is a warming revolver and You are the bullet doomed to detonate upon my delivery, because You are the sweet sugar free to taste under the cloak of camaraderie.
houdini by Jaya Reddy thin lips disappear in a kiss what more can be said than a sweet goodbye whispered on the tips of those paper thin lips
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First-place winners will be published in Westwind’s quarterly journal. Nature Sings Louder than the Parthenon By Grant Durando Thirty-three years ago my hand went limp and began a lump sum settlement with the end lilies opened up to sing the … Continue reading
First-place winners will be published in Westwind’s quarterly journal. Dynamic By Peter Holby The bell sounds and everybody except for Jimmy drops what they’re doing and heads towards the break room. Jimmy grabs his broom and starts moving between the … Continue reading