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Welcome!

My name is John!

I suppose I ought to start with what I read and why I read.

Well, I don’t favour any particular genre, but my favourite authors include Tolkien, Fitzgerald, Salinger, Camus, and Orwell.

I put great value in writing that shows passion, emotion, reflection, and thoughtfulness. All of these writers do at least one of those things, to some degree.

Reading is for everybody – this is what I want you to take away from my blog.

The cozy cliché of ‘curling up in front of the fire with coffee/wine and a good book’ doesn’t sit right with me.

It strikes me as (often unintentional) gate-keeping, and I think that we can do much better than that.

You can contact me at hello@talesfromabsurdia.com.