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Forum: The Library 11-11-2015, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Tom Fitch
Finished "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers last week. ...

Finished "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers last week.

Absolutely recommend to read it. The book turns non-fiction into an absolute thriller.

I posted a short review here...
Forum: The Library 10-07-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3,689
Views: 250,991
Posted By Tom Fitch
I just finished What is The What by Dave Eggers....

I just finished What is The What by Dave Eggers. Mixed feelings about it.

I've put up a longer review here: ...
Forum: Fiction 10-02-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By Tom Fitch
That's a more than fair comment. The book could...

That's a more than fair comment. The book could indeed use some additional proofreading.

Willard has already done a very good job with a first session of proofreading and the initial text was...
Forum: Fiction 10-02-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By Tom Fitch
Hey guys, long time. Below another...

Hey guys,


long time.

Below another excerpt from part I.

“Throughout the long walk back and forth, he closely examined every female student strolling through the city...
Forum: Fiction 10-22-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By Tom Fitch
Memories from his youth and the home he left...

Memories from his youth and the home he left behind.

Tom
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-22-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,844
Posted By Tom Fitch
Not sure what the exact range covered by...

Not sure what the exact range covered by supernatural is. Should it be like a higher force that strikes mankind? Or could it also be something which is natural and starts small but than grows totally...
Forum: Fiction 10-22-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By Tom Fitch
Chapter I of First part

Sometimes it seemed as if his mind had a will entirely of its own, inevitably wandering off to those same painful memories. The ever equal recollection of a past that made a bitter lump leap straight...
Forum: Fiction 10-22-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By Tom Fitch
Intro to first part

Questions, questions, questions! And then... Some more questions! Questions truly were all this image called for. What for, very often standing guard at the entrance of those questions. As a...
Forum: Fiction 10-22-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By Tom Fitch
You have a point there. Asking for feed-back here...

You have a point there. Asking for feed-back here and then refer to an outside location for the book, indeed contains a certain hint of "contradiction in terminis".

My motivation for doing it that...
Forum: Fiction 10-22-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By Tom Fitch
Hey Matt, What do you mean? Do you mean...

Hey Matt,

What do you mean?

Do you mean that there is no link in my post? Or do you mean that you can't find a link in on the Facebook page and/or the Google Doc?

If it's the latter, I will...
Forum: Introductions 10-22-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Tom Fitch
In a nuttshell, it's a novel but split up in...

In a nuttshell, it's a novel but split up in seperate installments, like the episodes of a television series. I have posted some more info in the Write Here section.

Equally curious to read both...
Forum: Fiction 10-22-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By Tom Fitch
Intersection Diaries - free ebook

Hi all,

As indicated in my introduction post, I will, in this post, tell some more about the project I have been working on over the last 18 monts or so.

The project may in one sentence be...
Forum: The Library 10-22-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 39,453
Posted By Tom Fitch
I even wrestled myself through The Valley of the...

I even wrestled myself through The Valley of the Horses and started the Mammothunters... But finally collapsed and went for gin and tonics.

Tom
Forum: The Library 10-22-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 39,453
Posted By Tom Fitch
As a kid: Bambi by Disney :o When slightly...

As a kid: Bambi by Disney :o

When slightly older: Without Family (Sans Famille) by Hector Malot

More recently: The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel, although the long-windedness of that...
Forum: The Library 10-22-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,174
Posted By Tom Fitch
As a bit of an off-the-beaten-track alternative,...

As a bit of an off-the-beaten-track alternative, you could try:

The Moon and Six Pence by W. Somerset Maugham: it covers the love of a man for painting and incidentally also touches upon how blind...
Forum: The Library 10-22-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 23,702
Posted By Tom Fitch
Well, it's a little bit of an evolving matter in...

Well, it's a little bit of an evolving matter in my case. I can be very fond of an author one moment and read but that and then move on to another.

Lately, two favourites have been:

Tom Wolfe:...
Forum: The Library 10-22-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3,689
Views: 250,991
Posted By Tom Fitch
Right now: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Heavy...

Right now: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

Heavy and long, but I managed to get through about three quarters, so I'm now firmly set to go the full way.

Tom
Forum: Introductions 10-22-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Tom Fitch
Introduction - Tom Fitch

Hi all,

My name is Tom Fitch.

In day-to-day life I work as a legal/commercial consultant in real estate, but since the age of about 12, I have always been writing a bit, sometimes with long...
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