FANTASTICAL: extravagantly fanciful; marvelous.

jack vance

The headline in Monday’s New York Times read: Jack Vance, Novelist of the Fantastical, Is Dead at 96 The obituary, written by Bruce Weber, told the story of Jack Vance, the incredible author who rocked the literary world with his inventive and challenging ideas for over six decades.  I have to admit to not being […]

DENOUEMENT: in a novel, the final outcome of the plot

Much of the contemporary literature I’m reading has a variety of plots which are twisting and turning throughout the story.   I find myself scrambling to keep the names and circumstances straight … and frequently wondering just where this story is going.  I found that to be the case in the Steig Larsson series, “The Girl […]