Nabokov (Part One)

By Christopher Zoukis In one of the most beautiful places on earth, or at least in Europe, is one of the most beautiful ‘walks.’  Kind of like the boardwalk at Santa Barbara, California, or the cement sidewalk along Mission Beach near La Jolla, California.  Only much longer.  The ‘walk’ goes all the way from Villeneuve […]

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Semiotics: Trees

By Christopher Zoukis In The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein wrote:  “He would climb up her trunk and swing from her branches and eat apples.  And they would play hide-and-go-seek.  And when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade.  And the boy loved the tree … very much.  And the tree was happy.” The […]

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The Man Behind Dracula

By Christopher Zoukis His ashes sit in a white porcelain urn, which looks like a fat, Greek cookie jar.  There’s a silver hasp on each side to keep the lid on.  The urn, half-hidden in shadow, perches on a gray marble shelf.  The shelf is one of many such ‘niches’ in the columbarium, which is […]

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Stephen King on E-Books

By Christopher Zoukis Stephen King and others talk about e-books, their potential and the changes taking place in the publishing industry.  According to King, e-books are simply the “delivery system.”  The important part is “the content.”  Good content is the focal point of books, blogs and websites.  If the content is good, the readers will […]

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Creed of Violence: A Novel

The Creed of Violence, a novel by Boston Teran, has supposedly been made into a movie.  What’s interesting is not the movie or the novel or the fact that the novel was optioned prior to publication.  What’s interesting is Boston Teran, an author that no one knows anything about.  Very mysterious stuff.  Some people think […]

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