akje: (Doll)
Just finished The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall. Engaging story about a lesbian relationship during World War I, though I wish my copy didn't have so many OCR errors. Made it impossible to understand in some places. Grrrrrrr. It's kind of funny that the author is pleading for tolerance and acceptance for homosexuals, yet she makes racist comments about blacks and stereotyped generalizations about Germans, the French, the Irish, the Welsh, etc. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Some of my favorite lines... )

Sep. 6th, 2015 10:54 pm
akje: (Background)
Finally settled on a happy medium for the next book. Initially I was torn between writing a fictional account of the Titanic or the early Hollywood scandals, but decided to combine them both into a single series. I don't know what to call it yet, but it'll follow the adventures of an awkward immigrant named who comes to Ellis Island after a tragic incident in England. He's falsely accused of being an anarchist, so his family ships him off to an uncle in the states before the police in England can connect him to the crime.

In New York he meets a vaudeville performer who changes his life... )


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Akje Majdanek

About Me

Like everyone else on the planet, I'm a self-published writer. My latest project is the fictional biography of four-year-old Dorothy / Dorcas Good, who was traumatized by accusations of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials.