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Thad McIlroy


Thad McIlroy is an electronic publishing analyst and consultant, and author of more than two hundred articles and several books on the subject. He lives in Vancouver and at thefutureofpublishing.com.

In Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life (Doubleday) the main character Jude says “I’m sorry” over 100 times. And he adds in “I’m so sorry” 30 times. more

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"At the back of the line a woman with no teeth was trying to hold an eighteen-pack of budget toilet paper with one hand." more

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Three generations of the Crosby family live and die, but all you really need to know about Tinkers by Paul Harding is the writer’s exceptional use of language. more

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Thad McIlroy reviews Paris Nocturne by Patrick Modiano, a Nobel Prize-winning author. more

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Thad McIlroy reviews Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them. more

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Thad McIlroy reads Kilodney Does Shakespeare and Other Stories by Lorette Luzajic, the only book that discusses Crad Kilodney’s life and writing. more

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The art of the obituary lives on: Obituaries of note from The Economist magazine, including those of the "gunrunner of CIA front companies" and "last interesting Marxist." more

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Thad McIlroy undergoes a hernia operation—and with Neil Diamond and the right kind of drugs, it might only take ten minutes. more

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Thad McIlroy spends the night in hospital to get a hernia - possibly on his left side, possibly on his right - repaired. more

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Images from "Transit Secure," created for TransLink by Tribal DDB of Vancouver. more

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Thad McIlroy reviews The Reaper by Steven Dunne. more

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Thad McIlroy reviews Ernest Hemingway's Paris memoir, A Moveable Feast. more

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Thad McIlroy reviews Slumdog Millionaire, a 2009 film by Danny Boyle. more

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Ebb and flow in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. more

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ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

What is the past tense of hang, in the sense of a person being hung (or hanged)? It would be grand if we never had occasion to use the term again, but meanwhile...

—Dana, Charlottetown PEI

Read the answer from Geist Editors!

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