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    Colonel Sanders, Talking Cats, and an Oedipus Complex: a review of Kafka on the Shore

    by John Beemer “If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.” “Beautiful” and “strange”—two words I use to describe Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami. Published in 2002 and translated from Japanese to English in 2005, it’s the most memorable thing I’ve read in years. Few books have haunted me like this. It’s a weird, surreal book. An old man talks with cats. Eternal soldiers, who decided to step outside…

    Beistle’s Black Cats

    By: Christy V. Temple Lightning flashes across a darkened sky and a sense of foreboding fills every fiber of my being. Gnarled branches graze the side of the house like so many fingernails crossing a chalkboard. Howling winds blow fiercely through the trees creating a macabre site as the cemetery looms in the foreground. So many images dance amongst the tombstones making it hard to tell if they are of this world or not. All…

    Staff Selfies: Shannon Sandefur and Jarrod McCarty

      Shannon Sandefur is the fearless leader of the Public Services Department on the 2nd floor, which contains the Juvenile, Audio-Visual, Teen, and Adult Fiction collections. She oversees ordering for the children’s collection, audio-books, and large print materials, and also heads the library’s community outreach. As an extension of the library’s outreach, Shannon works with various local and state agencies to improve the lives of children in Daviess County and is a recent graduate of…

    Closed Off Circle 5: Halloween

    –Corey Wagner Horror movies aren’t really my thing. It’s not that I’m opposed to the genre; I just think a lot of them are poorly made. Despite being lukewarm on the genre, leading up to Halloween I have been watching several movies that are, at the very least, on the fringe of the horror genre. Oddly enough, it was reading Scott Snyder’s Wytches that set me on this path. Originally, I tried out some horror…

    Pie in the sky, oh my…

    By: Christy V. Temple Ahh, it’s the fall of the year and everywhere you go you hear the crunch of leaves under your feet, the colors of the leaves changing to all different shades of orange, gold, yellow, and red, and the wonderful smells of pies that are synonymous with this time of the year. You know what I’m talking about: pumpkin, pecan, and apple, oh my. Of course, there are many other types of…

     
     
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