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Stephen King

Autopsy in room 4 * Stephen King Short Story

"Subject is a white Caucasian, age forty - four," Pete says, speaking for the mike now, speaking for posterity. "His name is Howard Randolph Cottrell, residence is 1566 Laurel Crest Lane, here in Derry." Imagine you are on an autopsy table. Not dead but breathing ever so slightly. And everyone thinks you are dead. You get undressed, you get checked [...]

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Book Reviews, Stephen King

The Tommyknockers * Stephen King’s Green Light UFO

“Late last night and the night before, tommyknockers, tommyknockers knocking on my door. I wanna go out, don't know if I can 'cuz I'm so afraid of the tommyknocker man.” Like many of the Mother Goose rhymes, the verse about the Tommyknockers is deceptively simple. The origin of the word is difficult to trace. Webster's [...]

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Book Reviews

Homage to Catalonia * George Orwell

After passing through the futuristic dystopian and totalitarian society presented in 1984, I decided to give one of George Orwell's classics a go: Homage to Catalonia. Written in the form of an autobiographical novel, Orwell presents his days in the Spanish army, their unpreparedness and their fall into the hands of the Communists influences coming from [...]

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Poetry

“Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art” * Keats – Valentine’s poetry

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art—          Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching, with eternal lids apart,          Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite, The moving waters at their priestlike task          Of pure ablution round earth's human shores, Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask          Of snow upon the mountains and [...]

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Excerpts

Cat’s Eye * Margaret Atwood – Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space

The book starts off with this gorgeous quote about time and dimensions of space but the entire discussion about time and space happens between a 9th grader and an 11th grader. Brother and sister pin down time in a manner that would make Stephen Hawking proud. Excerpt is from Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood - [...]