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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.

Thad McIlroy on Brian Busby's The Dusty Bookcase. Read more

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Thad McIlroy on Witold Szabłowski’s Dancing Bears: True Stories of People Nostalgic for Life Under Tyranny. Read more

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Thad McIlroy thinks you should watch Zach Galifianakis' Baskets. Read more

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Thad McIlroy on "The Weekend Man" by Richard B. Wright. Read more

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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. Read 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." Read 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. Read more

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

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

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

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Thad McIlroy reviews The Reaper by Steven Dunne. Read more

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

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

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

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