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Rusty’s Reading List 2018 | July 28, 2018

Diversions - Murray

This is a book of aphorisms. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, aphorisms are for people who find haiku just a little too wordy. Parsing the difference between aphorisms as poetry and witty tweets may be a tough line to draw.

Having said that, don’t let me steer you away from a very good book! I saw Murray at the Laureate event late last year. Murray (was? is?) the Poet Laureate for St.John’s Newfoundland. He actually quit the position over the city’s cuts to arts funding, but I think he ended up being reappointed…

Regardless, if you think lines like ‘Mirrors are a form of time travel’ or ‘Soldiers in the black and white wars still saw their blood in colour’ then this is the book for you.


Books Read in 2018

Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)

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