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Home Keeps Moving by Heidi Sand-HartHome Keeps Moving by Heidi Sand-Hart

Hi, my name is Heidi Sand-Hart and I don’t know where to call “home”! I grew up in India,  [ ... ]

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Hung at Dawn by M RaviHung at Dawn by M Ravi

Can an innocent man be hanged in Singapore? On what first seemed like just another day, a young Mal [ ... ]

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The Pleasure of My Company by Steve MartinThe Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin

If you thought the Martian outdid himself with Shopgirl, prepare yourself for another tasty zinger.  [ ... ]

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We Are Not Ducks On A Pond But Ships At SeaWe Are Not Ducks On A Pond But Ships At Sea

This compilation endeavors to introduce Budapest’s independent art scene of the past 20 years and  [ ... ]

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The First King of Shannara by Terry Brooks

Yeah man, I got this great book for you, ya gotta check it out! It's all about druids and dark evil winged beasts from netherworlds an' sh*t, battling it out in the future, long after the great wars of science...

'The First King of Shannara' by Terry Brooks

It's sick. And if you love to escape from your sorry life as much as I do, then you're really gonna dig this book. Think Thundar The Barbarian meets ... I don't know... whatever, somebody really, really, bad. It's all about magic and weird sh*t.

Elves, trolls, gnomes, dwarves, humans, all sorts of sh*t. It's f*ckin' cool.

Trust me.

The First King of Shannara is the prelude to The Sword of Shannara, which was written by Terry Brooks and published to some pretty heavy duty acclaim way back in 1977. Yeah sure, it ain't JRR Tolkien, but I mean whatever, who cares? Ya' know? It's legit as sh*t.

I call it prison fiction because I would imagine that someone who lives life behind bars would dive at the opportunity to get the f*ck out of Dodge for a while by turning themselves into a wisp of smoke and sliding on out, even if only with the continuous, tedious suspension of disbelievement. The more I think about it though, the more it gets to me. I think I'm probably living in a prison myself one way or another.

Maybe we all are.

The bars of my cell are comprised of a highly dense composite alloy of fears, weaknesses, doubts and all the other bullsh*t I've managed to pick up along the way that isn't doing me much good at all but that yet I continue to hold fast to. Crazy sh*t, ain't it?

Yeah, sure is a nugget spinner. Anyhow. So escape from the voices in your head and read The First King of Shannara, and all the other ones, because... well, because fantasy is fiction too.

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