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MANIFESTO 1. The writing is everything. 2. A member is valued by the quality of their criticism. 3. Praise can get you in the mood for writing, but doesn't make you a better writer. 4. The writing is everything.
About Mellish's Reading & Writing
Books I recommend to friends. - Thomas Pynchon's 'Bleeding Edge.' I enjoyed this more than any of his other works, probably because it's so funny, though Gravity's Rainbow is his masterpiece. - Sergio De La Pava, 'A Naked Singularity.' Words fail me how good this is. - Bruce Sterling: 'Distractions', 'Holy Fire' and 'Heavy Weather' are all excellent. I know he's world famous, but I still think he's underrated. - Ben Okri's 'The Famished Road' is superb and deserved the Booker Prize it won. - Iris Murdoch's 'The Sea, The Sea' is magnificent. - Hillary Mantell's 'Wolf Hall' is fantastic. - W.G. Sebald's 'The RIngs of Saturn' (not at all sci-fi) is so mind-bogglingly good it is guaranteed to make you weep with envy. - Philip K Dick's 'A Scanner Darkly' is exceptional. - John Barth's 'The Sot-Weed Factor' is the funniest work of genius I've ever read. - Flann O'Brien. 'The Dalkey Archive' and 'The Third Policeman' are wonderful. 'At Swim-Two-Birds' is beautiful.
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You Don't Know Me
Reviewed 1 draft on 9/11/2015