Author Description

Jim Ryan James Ryan grew up in Roscam, Ireland. He came to the United States to complete his MA Thesis in Philosophy (with a focus on the work of Martin Heidegger), and is currently employed in Media Monitoring. You can connect with him on twitter @james_g_ryan

Author Posts

Shark by Will Self

Just a song a twilight, when the lights are low, And the flick’ring shadows softly come and…

Perfidia by James Ellroy

Between 1987 and 1992 the Los Angeles-born writer James Ellroy published the LA Quartet, a sequence of…

The Professor and the Siren by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa

Nobody knows much of anything about Giuseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa these days, and it is a real…

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris

The themes of truth, meaning and self-knowledge all stem, in Joshua Ferris’s latest novel, from the side-effects…

The Fata Morgana Books by Jonathan Littell

It is once again a tremendous pleasure to be in the presence of Charlotte Mandell: her earlier…

The Girl With A Clock For A Heart by Peter Swanson

Through the dust motes dancing on the sunbeams George spies the dream his life once was and…