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The Block

A blog for authors and readers by publishers. By Wordsmack - a South African speculative science fiction publisher. Wordsmack accepts short stories, novellas and novels on a year-long submissions basis.

The End of Mr Y - Scarlett Thomas Although having a fairly interesting story line, this writer tries to be too clever. If i had wanted a crash course in 2nd and third year philosophy (which was painful enough) i would read my old notes. The main character also annoyed me and the end is a mystery (maybe i'm just not clever enough)... Ok, maybe i'm being too harsh. There were times when the story grabbed me but other times when i just wished it would be over...