Part Eight of the CONTROVERSIES thread which continues from Part One HERE and Part Two HERE and Part Three HERE and Part Four HERE and Part Five HERE and Part Six HERE and Part Seven HERE. . Further discussion will hopefully be made in the comment stream below. Everyone is welcome to contribute on any aspect […]

Synchronicity rampant…

Some of my more remarkable synchronous findings in recent gestalt reviews – https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/laudanum-nights-stephen-bacon/ (Magwitch, not Miss Havisham as author said he intended, but same Dickens book!) https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/the-brotherhood-of-the-rooster/ (rooster in DP Watt) https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/preinternet-preterite-preternatural/ (homing pigeon in Damian Murphy) https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/ornithology-sixteen-short-stories-by-nicholas-royle/ (Peacock harassment …. and also see the last two comments on this page for other reviews with […]


I think Trump/ Brexit (as shorthand for what is happening in our zone of the world as a symptom of a complex world as a whole) is a catharsis that is one or more of: (1) A dark force, an enema, a purgative, for eventual good. (2) A force for good in itself, that we […]


Links to the Book Reviews by Des Lewis during 2017 Human Maps – by Andrew Hook After Me Comes The Flood – Sarah Perry A Different City – Tanith Lee Omensetter’s Luck by William H. Gass Dead Letters edited by Conrad Williams The Tunnel – William H. Gass ootHaNgbart – Rebecca Lloyd Dark Gods – T.E.D. Klein The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry […]


  Gestalt Real-Time Reviews of Older and Classic Books linked below: Rameau’s Nephew by Denis Diderot Jacques the Fatalist by Denis Diderot The Inmates by John Cowper Powys The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann The world’s first detailed review of all the published fiction works of Frances Oliver Finnegans Wake by James Joyce The Villa Désirée […]