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The 13th Chapter

by Joseph Thompson

For most of his life, Graeme Boshoff experienced the same series of dreams five or six times a week. He details these in "The 13th Chapter". In the first dream, and the most frequent of the series, Boshoff is told that he needs to save... Read More

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Tangles

by Joseph Thompson

No diagnosis is as evil as Alzheimer’s. While it slowly strips away memories, experiences, and personalities, it leaves victims with enough awareness to know something is terribly, and terrifyingly, wrong. At some point, even this... Read More

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Dora: A Headcase

by Joseph Thompson

Few parasites are as ugly as the tapeworm, with its suckers and hooks, proglottids budding off its head and neck, and the ability to grow thirty-two feet long. But nobody could seriously expect anything that lives in the human intestine... Read More

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Unchosen Destiny

by Joseph Thompson

Few groups are as misrepresented in fiction as the Wiccans. From the evil witches prone to stealing red slippers to all-knowing druids who leak cryptic clues to fantasy novel heroes, it’s rare to encounter a realistic character who... Read More

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Strano

by Joseph Thompson

Well written, unsympathetic characters are one of the great literary treats adding the delicious thrill of schadenfreude to the reading experience. Sure, most readers want the protagonist to overcome the dilemmas faced in the story, but... Read More

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The Water Thief

by Joseph Thompson

Boston writer Nicholas Lamar Soutter acknowledges in his new novel, "The Water Thief", the canon of dystopian works, with clever allusions to Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, an ending homage to George Orwell’s 1984, and a brilliant... Read More

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Tall, Slim & Erect

by Joseph Thompson

From the 1950s up through the 1968 election, American toy maker Louis Marx produced a semi-educational series of presidential figurines. From Washington to Nixon, the presidents, each standing on a small base, were reduced to two and... Read More

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