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The TMO Litblog

The TMO litblog is a collection of short posts, reviews, and tweets dedicated to literary fiction and book news.

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

New Post on The Death of Bunny Munroe – Nick Cave | Is there a book in this blog? http://bit.ly/XayHp # Powered by Twitter Tools.

The Death of Bunny Munroe – Nick Cave

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

When I first saw the candy crusted bunny leering at me from a shelf in a bookshop, I thought ‘ah…another post- modern whatever self-absorbed ramble from a worthy author’s jadedness’. I have a particular weakness for being both attracted to and repelled by such narcissism which is why my eye wandered up to ‘The Death […]

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Not sure what to make of Tim Davys’ Amberville, but I’m enjoying it a lot http://bit.ly/AnPKd # Both #6 and #7 deserve their places in The Millions’ countdown Millennium list: http://www.themillions.com/ RT @harmlessfraud # Powered by Twitter Tools.

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

after a thumbs up from @harmlessfraud, I’m going to read ‘Under the Volcano’ by Malcolm Lowry # Nick Cave talks to the Guardian about ‘The Death of Bunny Munro’ http://bit.ly/wnUND # From the TMO archives – John Banville and the reigning spirit of the novel, thanatos http://bit.ly/oOBUy # Mark Sarvas writes about E. Annie Proulx’s […]

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Man Booker shortlist is announced http://bit.ly/1fNsw # Powered by Twitter Tools.

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Fintan O’Toole talking about Flann O’Brien http://bit.ly/4lOOeB # And O’Toole’s article on Flann O’Brien – Oblomov in Dublin http://bit.ly/1hjFD # ‘I still think if a book does not confront the crisis of purpose in contemporary life then it must go to the bin’ http://bit.ly/qFUCW # Powered by Twitter Tools.

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

publishers don’t like short stories unless they are VERY high concept, or by someone very strange, famous or Indian http://bit.ly/vMgZ2 # using poetry to sell cars – the Ford Faberge’ that never was http://bit.ly/vMgZ2 # “surely everyone (probably even Dan Brown) can agree that beyond high and low art there is also pure shit” http://bit.ly/qOOwU […]

Should the laws of physics apply? Helen Oyeyemi’s White is for Witching

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Should the laws of physics apply to a novel? There are readers who,  not without reason, demand that yes, the laws of gravity, and thermodynamics must apply at all times if the work is to be taken seriously. For example, if a character is to cross a room, they should do so – with or […]

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

RT @tweetmeme Cal – Bernard McLaverty | Is there a book in this blog? http://bit.ly/Ky1qk # “it’s so serious, it’s so morally weighted that it could kill a novel”. Ian McEwan’s next subject: climate change http://bit.ly/9IDpv # RT @tweetmeme The Engineer of Human Souls | Is there a book in this blog? http://bit.ly/nJG1g # #bookgiveaway […]

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Picador are giving away a proof copy of John Banville’s latest novel The Infinities http://bit.ly/10zA98 # Raymond Chandler’s gin gimlet (an approximation): http://bit.ly/RhFxA RT @MaudNewton # Man Booker longlist announced http://bit.ly/OYbcV # Are the Booker judges an ‘ethnicaly pure, upper middle class cartel’? http://bit.ly/Z2JRG # Giles Coren doesn’t hit back angrily at Mr Barry’s review? […]

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