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LITERATURE: A Summons to Memphis – Finale

I can see where some of today’s readers may feel that this book is boring, lacking real page-turning excitement, and perhaps even call it a navel-gazer. It is, despite the potential for a collision course set by the narrator in … Continue reading

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LITERATURE: A Summons to Memphis – Theme and Focus

Taylor does a great job of building up by providing the basis. From the title through the description of setting (or environment that is truly necessary to the story), the reader is given all the details of time, place, characters, … Continue reading

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LITERATURE: A Summons to Memphis – Unreliable Narrator?

Aside from the phone call (the “Summons”) in the beginning of the book, there is little–maybe no–dialogue in this narrative. What Taylor is doing–and I’m halfway through–is describing the characters as seen by the narrator in the first person point … Continue reading

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LITERATURE: A Summons to Memphis – Character Driven

Two chapters into this now and I would say that Taylor paints with a thin brush. By this I mean that his characters, which I’m taking to be the most important focus of the novel, are being revealed so slowly, … Continue reading

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LITERATURE: A Summons to Memphis

I’ve loved Peter Taylor’s short stories and was looking forward to spending more time with this eloquent writer. A Summons to Memphis has been sitting on my bookshelf for a while and in my determination to break my two year-long … Continue reading

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LITERATURE: The Old Forest – Finale

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LITERATURE: The Old ForestThe Scoutmaster

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LITERATURE: The Old Forest – More on Taylor

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LITERATURE: The Old Forest – Taylor Magic

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LITERATURE: The Old ForestA Long Fourth

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LITERATURE: The Old ForestA Long Fourth

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LITERATURE: The Old ForestThe Little Cousins

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LITERATURE: The Old ForestAllegiance

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LITERATURE: The Old Forest – A Bit of a Drag

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LITERATURE: The Old Forest – Bad Dreams

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