Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses

Introducing Vulpes Libris’ Write For Us competition winner ….. Dylan Plung! Many people are already familiar with Cormac McCarthy’s work even if they aren’t aware of it. There have been some … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 4 Comments

The love of weird in Karen Russell’s short stories

Karen Russell is a North American novelist and short storyist whose two published collections – St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (2006), and Vampires in the Lemon Grove … Continue reading

October 19, 2015 · 6 Comments

Laila Lalami’s The Moor’s Account

In 1527 a small army of Spanish conquistadors and settlers arrived on the coast of Florida, led by Pánfilo de Narváez, and began to search for the gold they knew … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

Vulpes Random: Glorious Pulp Magazines

I love the covers of magazines. One of the perils of my job is getting sidetracked into looking at gorgeous magazine covers of the periodicals of the 1920s and 1930s … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

The Sisters Brothers is Patrick deWitt’s second novel. It can’t be described without reference to the Western, as there are elements of the Western genre in it, which may  put … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 3 Comments



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