The Long Valley by John Steinbeck.My rating: 4 of 5 stars. The last time I read any of John Steinbeck’s fiction was back in high school, when I was required to read The Pearl and Of Mice and Men for my English Literature ‘O’ level, a qualification now known as GCSE. Even though it was many years ago, I still remember Lennie’s dream of living … Continue reading Book Review: The Long Valley
Buried is a short story I wrote at the end of 2020. It was first published in March 2021 by CafeLitMagazine. The opening paragraphs are below, and you can visit the CafeLitMagazine website to read the full story. *** Some people have happy memories of school, forever wishing they could return to those carefree times. Not me. I hated school, especially sports. Each week I … Continue reading Buried
I’ve been quiet lately, and haven’t read much since I wrote my review of Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, back in January. I’m reading a few short story collections by Graham Mort, Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway, Ray Bradbury, and John Steinbeck, so I’m not completely idle, but they are taking some getting through. My main reason for being quiet is a novella I’ve been editing. I … Continue reading Where have I been?