Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Contact of Evil

If the novel possesses any diploma of inexorableness, it may be discovered within the symphonic motion towards philosophizing about life and dying. Egil — negligent father, recipient of a small inheritance, pal to Arne and lust curiosity of Tove — is the human-shaped aperture via which these larger questions are pushed. If I ever skilled


Whales So Shut You Can Contact Them: An Journey in Canada

The path to our yurt was slender, muddy and peppered with tiny ceramic and plastic gnomes, fairies and bears. My 8-year-old daughter, clutching her stuffed giraffe and gingerly avoiding the knotty roots, noticed a miniature tiger, crouched on the base of a pine tree. She was too weary to supply it something greater than an