The online journal of Nico Mara-McKay.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith Quirk Classics 978-1-59474-344-4, 319 pp. (incl. Reader’s Discussion guide), 2009 Jane Austen’s works have recently come out of copyright, allowing anyone to republish the texts. Some have been a little more innovative. There’s a new film, […]

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Gardening prep

I dislike gardening, so it’s fortunate that I only have a small front garden, and a tiny vegetable patch in the back yard. Today I planted a little tree in the front garden, which annoyed my neighbour, who proceeded to advised me that he intends to prune any branches which cross the property line. After saying he

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“I love everything about you, even your flatulence”

How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essays, by Umberto Eco Harcourt, 0-15-600235-X, 248 pp., 1992, 1994 I always feel behind in my reading: many of the classics, certain authors, certain works by certain authors. No matter often I remind myself that there’s only so much time to read in any given day, or that I’m

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New site

The inaugural post on my latest website,, new home to all things Nico. Though if you’re reading this, you’re probably early.  Site’s not ready to be launched yet.

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