Looking for Pink Oddy – Blogfest III
This is my third and last post on Blogfest, though you may or may not read this as I’ve been advised by Lionel Shriver, amongst other things, to get rid of my first paragraph.
Since the start of the day, I was on the lookout for Pink Oddballs, aka @PinkOddy. We were to be sharing a room at Travelodge but didn’t know what each other looked like. To assuage fears from close relatives that I would be alone in a hotel room with a large pink ball, I promised...Read Full Story
Read an exclusive excerpt of Lionel Shriver's latest, Big Brother. Shriver is no stranger to controversial topics, from school massacres to the American healthcare system. Big Brother is a comedic take on obesity and its effect on an Iowa family.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.usRead Full Story
When Irina McGovern and her longtime partner Lawrence Trainer agree to host the handsome and cocky Ramsey Acton for his annual birthday dinner, the repercussions that spin wildly from that night form a double-stranded narrative that features the two very different paths of Irina’s life. Though Irina and Lawrence have a comfortable and sedate life together, theirs is a love that is devoid of passion and spontaneity. It’s only when Irina decides to be kind to Lawrence’s snooker playing pal...Read Full Story
Lionel Shriver: 'If you're thin, you are a kook; if you're fat, you're a failure' The Guardian We comment smugly from the sofa that all those state dinners have certainly filled out Hillary Clinton's cheeks.
Resigned to the inevitable scrutiny .... That need not entail a flat-out rejection of the possibility of self-improvement. Yet it does ....Read Full Story
Lionel Shriver has never shied away from contentious topics. Her latest novel, Big Brother, tackles the hot-button issue of obesity as doll-maker Pandora deals with her brother — washed-up jazz pianist Edison — and his massive weight gain.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.usRead Full Story
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