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Raquel Rivera, Author: I'm a writer living with my family in Montreal, Canada, for the past 12 years. Prior to this I practiced my profession in Washington DC, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Barcelona and Toronto.

My travel experiences and my own family background have led me to write on themes such as opposing viewpoints, cultures in conflict and in cooperation. I read history and biographies...




In My Hysterical Opinion: here we put down the books we've been tearing through at compulsively high speed, passing days and nights curled in a ball on a chair without food or water to sustain us. With our hair sticking up and our glasses clouding over we break to dash to the computer and embed our impressions here - what is stupid, what is brilliant, what is true for our complex world. No stuffed shirts declaring what is good or bad here. And with grateful thanks to all those wonderful women writers who have died screaming to bring us many of our favourites.

Nette and Rascal are the co-creators of IMHystericalO Review. They'll be prying themselves away from their books to update this site on a regular basis.

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The Art of Becoming More by john blackbird
This past weekend I travelled to the 9th Westerwald Pow wow in Lahnstein, Germany. As I walked from the parking lot to the entrance of the Stadthalle, I was met by a guy, an older gentlemen. 
 
This guy says "Hi, are you a really Indianer?"
I nod, smile and say "Ya."
This guy then points to the Stadthalle, and asks me "You go to this sheisse?"
I nod ...

By John Blackbird on 17 Jun 2008 | rrrampage
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Tuk and the Whale by Raquel Rivera
Welcome to the IMHO web-launch for Tuk and the Whale!

This book is inspired by, among other things, one of my favourite "Classics Illustrated" comic books I read as a kid, based on Herman Melville's Moby Dick; or, The Whale. What was it about that story of crazed revenge that captured my imagination so? Was it the sinister figure of ...

By Rascal on 04 Jun 2008 | press here
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Small Island by Andrea Levy
When you find a good novel, it's like another person has entered the room and becomes a friend you look forward to spending time with. Like a real person, Small Island is full of contradictions. It is both intimate and objective. It is complicated in structure in terms of time line and point of view, but beautifully easy to read. ...

By Johanna on 04 Jun 2008 | fiction
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Cooking Without by Barbara Cousins    By Johanna on 18 Apr 2008 | health

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There is a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem by Wayne Dyer    By Johanna on 19 Mar 2008 | mystic

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Welcome to the world, Arctic Adventures and Orphan Ahwak! by Raquel Rivera    By Rascal on 11 Nov 2007 | press here

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The Pursuit of Happyness by Gabriele Muccino    By John Mansfield on 09 Jun 2007 | movies

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Why Mother's Day can Kiss my Ass by Noemi Lopinto    By Noemi on 09 Jun 2007 |

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Indianer by John Blackbird    By John Blackbird on 07 Sep 2006 | rrrampage

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Perfumed Like This by Noemi Lopinto    By Noemi on 07 Sep 2006 | rrrampage

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