Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Problem with Jargon in Crime Books

While I was reading James Lee Burke’s ‘Cimarron Rose‘, I wondered why the book wasn’t a bestseller. It is a rare novel  where heavy human drama and insensitive hardboiled action were combined. An excerpt: ‘Then I had one of those … Continue reading

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Deceptive Designs

This is the sticker you will find on old Acer netbooks (of course Windows 7 are only available now on old PC’s too). What do you observe of this almost half-inch sticker (actual size)? If you look at this even … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Musings

What You Look For Years ago, I read a book intending to find writing ideas. Yesterday, I reread it expecting to find snippets of wisdom (reading author’s mind). And that’s exactly what I found. We find what we look for. … Continue reading

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‘Reading Minds’ Through Literary Fiction

This is what I enjoy most from reading fiction — reading or probing the minds of characters Difference between popular and literary fiction ‘Popular fiction tends to be focused on plot, says , professor of psychology at The New School … Continue reading

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