In VOX LIT November 2017 :
IN THE FREE VOXLIT ON-LINE THIS MONTH:
Vox Lit is a new on-line literary magazine run by a group of independent authors bringing news and articles on literature to all book lovers.
In our news section we'll bring you both spoof news items and real news connected to the world of literature. We won't insult your intelligence by saying which is which; we are sure you can work it out for yourself. Topics for issue 1 include sex scandals and literacy levels among boys.
In our Book Reviews section you'll find reviews of the latest publications and also of older but perhaps less well known books. For our first issue we have reviews by Ted Bun, SA Beever and James Gault
Our Features section has articles, short stories and excerpts from the novels of our contributing authors, giving you a taste of their work before you take the plunge of a complete novel. In this issue we have a short story by James Gault and an excerpt from Ted Bun's 'The Naked Policeman'.
The Writer's Notes page is where authors comment on excerpts from their work. Here you'll get a unique insight into the creative mind of writers. For this month, we have James Gault explaining the use of 'foreshadowing'.
Of course, we would welcome your comments on all of these, so please send us your thoughts and suggestions and we'll share them with our other readers.
Finally, make use of our contributors' directory, where you will find where to get more information on the writers who contribute to our magazine.
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MORE SEX SCANDAL NEWS... JANE EYRE LATEST VICTIM
It appears that the sex scandals we are seeing in Holywood and Westminster have been going on for much longer than anyone had previously thought.
Renowned literary character Jayne Eyre has broken a silence of 170 years to speak out about the terrible ordeals she was subject to, destroying the reputation of one of the greatest romantic heroes of all time.
"You have no idea, dear readers what that man did to me", she told Vox Lit in a supernatural communication from beyond the grave. Miss Eyre added that nineteenth century decorum prevented her from giving all the lurid details of the incident. She also declined to identify which of the male characters in the novel was the culprit, but aficionados of Ms Bronte's masterpiece will note that Mr Rochester had previous form in mistreating women.
Vox Lit's researchers have brought to light a possible similar abuse which may have happened to Ms Bronte herself while she was living in Brussels. Might this have been her inspiration for the incident?
Contributed by James Gault nov 2017
From Munnu Jacob
Not true... My friend and I compared the books my sons read what her daughter reads... And consistently found the boys books more well written and rounded than the ones for girls.
LITERARY PRIZE NEWS
LAW STUDENT WINS RICHELL PRIZE
A 28 year-old law student has just won the prestigious Richell Prize. Sam Coley won the 2017 Richell prize for emerging writers for his novel State HIghway One, about dealing with grief while on road-trip in New Zealand.
BOOKS FOR BOYS
In an 2013 article in Psychology Today, Dr Elaine Reese tells us that girls read better than boys. One contributing factor is that girls enjoy reading more than boys, and she points out that if you like something you do it more often and consequently you get better. She also notes that parents spend more time helping their daughters to read than they do their sons.
How dare they? I am shocked. How is this being allowed to happen? The publishing industry should be up in arms; their future market is being whittled away.
But maybe it's their own fault. I have conducted some informal research into the kind of books primary schools give to their pupils and I have found that primary school boys claim that the books they are asked to read are BORING!!
And guess what? They are right!! All these books are written for GIRLS, Silly frilly stories about mummy and daddy, pet dogs and being nice to each other!
There has to be a market for simply written boys books which will encourage boys to read. Where are the monsters, the aliens and the evil doers needing to be brought to justice? To fill this gap in the interests of male literacy, there has to be an opportunity for writers and publishers who UNDERSTAND boys
Contributed by James Gault nov 2017