J.B. Blackford

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Humans have told stories for as far back as historians can track, and stories are why they can track most things.

Through storytelling we connect, communicate, remember, and dream.

This is where I talk about the stories (and sometimes the tellers) that affect me and the reasons why I think they’re worth experiencing. Most of the stories here will probably be literature of some kind (who am I kidding, mostly novels), but I wouldn’t put it past me to sneak in some movies, music, or any type of art where I find a story worth discussing.

A Scanner Darkly — Philip K. Dick

Billie the Bull — xTx

Narcopolis — Jeet Thayil

REAMDE — Neal Stephenson

Swimming Home — Deborah Levy

The Night Strangers — Chris Bohjalian

In the works: The Great God Pan (Arthur Machen) 

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