Reviewing The Father’s Tale by Michael O’Brien

He was losing all affection for Russia. It was a crazy country, full of crazy people. At any moment, crazy things came out of nowhere and ran over the unsuspecting traveler, shot him with an arrow or shook him like a pea in a tin can. Moreover, he realized that he had left behind at [Read More...]

Fathers and Sons and Rembrandt

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The Return of the Prodigal Son c. 1669 Oil on canvas, 262 x 206 cm The Hermitage, St. Petersburg via Web Gallery of Art This is a very long but moving passage from The Father’s Tale by Michael O’Brien. I quite liked it and think it gives a good representation of what I liked in [Read More...]

Something I’m Reading Now: The Father’s Tale

Ongoing notes as I read … via Goodreads which is where I comment on these things, both for my memory before doing an actual review and also often just because I wanna. Even if I’m not formally reviewing a book, looking at these notes is interesting in tracking my feelings as I go sometimes. And [Read More...]


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