Mr Adamson by Urs Widmer

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What will happen next, only the gods know

Ghost stories are a tricky beast to get right. Ghost stories in translation, told across cultural and language divides, even more so. With the exception of perhaps The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin (translated by Marlaine Delargy) there are almost none that I can think of that I’d go out of my way to personally reread or to recommend to others. In fact I almost didn’t even bother to crack open Urs Widmer’s Mr Adamson for this very reason. What a huge mistake that would have been. Continue Reading

5 Books That Are Sure to Please your Picky 3rd Grade Reader

5 Books That Are Sure to Please your Picky 3rd Grade Reader

We don’t cover very much on the site when it comes to children’s literature, which is a shame considering that I have eight-year-old twins. Getting kids to read, as every parent well knows, can be a challenge. Below we proudly present 5 fictional books of varying lengths and styles that your picky 3rd grader will enjoy. How do I know? Because these are titles that my kids willingly put the video game controllers down for and actually enjoyed reading.

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Verisimilitudes: Week Ending 06.08.2013

Typographical_EraWelcome to Verisimilitudes, our regular round-up of the past week’s activity. It’s your one-stop source for all of the bits and bleeps we’ve been posting here and on social platforms.

Happy Father’s Day!  Whether you’re celebrating with a barbecue, a game of golf, or a quiet trip to the bookstore, we hope you’re all having a wonderful day!  Here’s what’s been going on at Typographical Era this week:

 

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