Archive for October, 2012

Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing

by Constance Hale Reviewed for New York Journal of Books by Stevie Godson VERBS, reckons author Constance Hale, run deep in our DNA. And yes, she says, you should take her literally because “the human version of the FOXP2 gene gives us our capacity for speech and therefore for verbs”. Well, okay, but by that reckoning [...]

Ancient Light by John Banville

Reviewed for New York Journal of Books by Stevie Godson AN ELDERLY actor explores the nature of memory as he reminisces about the two great events of his life: his seduction at age 15 by a 35-year-old housewife, and the loss, by suicide, of his only daughter. Sadly, the most extraordinary aspect of Man Booker [...]

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