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Dr Alistair Brown
Associate lecturer in English Literature; researching video games and literature

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Through exploring the psychopathology of Capgras syndrome, in which a patient mistakes a loved one for an imposter, The Echo Maker offers a sustained meditation on the ways in which we project our own problems onto other people. As a reflection on the mysteries of consciousness, the novel offers some interesting if not especially new insights into the fuzzy boundaries between scientific and literary interpretations of the mind. Read more


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Name: Chris    Date: March 16, 2010   Website: http://chriswright80.wordpress.com/

Comment: I have to echo all the other readers: I appreciate your blog, informative and interesting. Feel free to check out my own, at the website I provided. :) Similarly literary but also broad in scope.

Name: Toni Prat    Date: April 2, 2009   Website: www.poemesvisuals.com

Comment: I have recently written a book of visual poetry entitled ‘Eloqüencies’, published by Tabelaria Edicions and with a prologue in Spanish, Catalan and English by Professor Miquel Toneu from the Vice-Chancellor’s Office at Vic University. I would like to be included on your registers as the author of this work and would also be extremely interested in receiving feedback from you. If you wish to visualise some of the poems, they are available at poemesvisuals.com.

Name: Claire    Date: March 30, 2009

Comment: It's been a while since I visited the Pequod I'm afraid, but I'm pleased to see how it's grown. I was also delighted to see that the thesis had been overcome, or as you more eloquently termed it, nurtured into being. I imagine the big day is quite close now, so I wanted to wish you luck, though I know you won't need it.

Do keep writing on the Pequod; your prose is a pleasure to read, you have a gift, I think. I often read it when I'm lacking inspiration for my own writing,to remember what writing can and should be.

Don't think of the thesis as an ending, it is a beginning. Perhaps 'it is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all'.

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Comment: Lovely and astute site. I happened upon it while poking around the Net for Kurosawa tidbits. Any Melville fan can't be far from interesting. (I haven't explored enough to know, but what other authors do you favor?)

Name: Bjrasz Raszinski    Date: April 04, 2007

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This website has been extremely helpful and interesting. I found a lot of information I needed, and you provided a lot of help in citing this website as a source. I'm also very happy it's free of charge, that's been the biggest help. Thanks!! Bjrasz

Name: Lucy    Date: August 20, 2006

Comment: Nicely composed site - clearly a lot of thought went into your collection. Keep at it!

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Comment: Really enjoyed the site, it's a pleasure to read. Good luck for your future work!

Name: Erik    Date: 3 April 2005     Website: http://erikwennermark.com

Comment: I always appreciate anyone with an affinity for Melville, and have been surprised by the number of people whose sites are Moby Dick related. My own blog is called Song of Ishmael. Very cool. I stumbled upon The Pequod looking for a definition for Kunstlerroman, so thanks for that.

Name: Sam    Date: 5 March 2005     Website: www.theimageplane.net

Comment: Just want to say that the site looks well, is crammed with interesting content and is very easy to navigate. As you may already know, as an amateur photographer and 'poet' I was especially interested in the photography and poetry sections. I will return to The Pequod again to spend more time reading through the diverse content. Good luck for the future.

Name: Helen Stadnik    Date: 1 December 2004

Comment: I enjoyed looking at this site. It has a very good variety content and navigation of the site is very easy.

Name: Ali Brown    Date: 10 October 2004

Comment: A really nice site - very easy to use, with some promising content. Keep it up!

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