Monthly Archives: July 2009

Star Wars: A Long Time Ago, Doomworld

The original Star Wars movie (the one where Han shot first) came out when I was 7 years old. It changed my life. I loved the movie like I loved few other things. I had Star Wars posters in my … Continue reading

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Where Did You Sleep Last Night?: a Personal History by Danzy Senna

Senna’s narrative is very much in the vein of Walls’ The Glass Castle or Bragg’s All Over But the Shoutin. It surpasses both for its examination, not only of Senna’s parents relationship, but for its exploration of identity today, yesterday … Continue reading

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Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy

According to Wikipedia, a “coming of age” story is one which details a young person’s transition from adolescence to adulthood. This describes Every Last Cuckoo, except Sarah Lucas’ transition is one from a comfortable coupled existence as a mature woman … Continue reading

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Ode to Kirihito by Osamu Tezuka

Here’s a bizarre tale by “the godfather of Japanese manga comics”. Dr. Kirihito of M University Hospital takes a research trip to a remote village where a man with the mysterious Monmow disease has come from. While there, in addition … Continue reading

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