Author Archives: Lord Malinov

About Lord Malinov

Lord Malinov, literary author, bon vivant, rogue romantic poet

on 1Q84

I picked up 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami over a year ago at the suggestion of one of my followers. I started strong, a bit underwhelmed, critical and disappointed in the style and narrative choices. When I reached the chapter where … Continue reading

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for me

Silver was a dancer, a ballet and jazz and tap dancer. I say “was” because she doesn’t dance professionally any more but she is a dancer; she still dances. I like dancers. I’m attracted to artists but particularly to dancers. … Continue reading

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Weirdness

“I thought you were going to party with them, Myra and Ted.” “We did, last night.” “Didn’t go well?” “You could say that. We met for dinner and they came over to our place for a nightcap.” “Cool.” “We went … Continue reading

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Dazzled

“Over there.” “Who?” “The short redhead in the really short skirt.” I scanned the dancing crowd, sorting out individuals from the throbbing mass of half-dressed swingers. Flashing colored lights and the motion of the crowd made it nearly impossible to … Continue reading

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Loomings

I first met my wife, Silver, sixteen years ago at a swinger party. The first time I saw her, she was dancing with my wife. When that dance ended, she moved onto the speakers flanking the DJ, wearing a too-short … Continue reading

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Changes

I used to play tennis five times a week. My last wife is and was a serious tennis player, competing at national levels. I don’t like to play the game; I’m not a competitive person. I just like to hit … Continue reading

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Dread

I routinely read several books at once, usually between four and eight at a time. There are a variety of reasons for doing this, like fitting stories to my momentary moods, cleansing the palette, maintaining distance. But the main reason … Continue reading

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