Book Review

Book Review

Lessons in Camouflage

by on September 6, 2018

Lessons in Camouflage, by Martin Ott Review by John Venegas I find it difficult to fully conceptualize the extent to which patriarchy has inundated and insinuated itself into our society. That is by no means…

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Drift

by on July 17, 2018

Drift, by Chris Campanioni Review by Michael Browne “I want to capture everything,” a character says in the opening pages of Chris Campanioni’s new novel Drift, echoing the very millennial compulsion to document everything, and…

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Litane

by on June 12, 2018

Litane, by Alejandro Tarrab Translation by Clare Sullivan Review by John Venegas   One of the holy grails in the study of physics is something called a unified field theory. In short, we have theories…

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Afterland

by on May 24, 2018

Afterland, by Mai Der Vang Review by John Venegas The kind of art you never want to get used to is that which is both beautiful and covering a deeply unsettling truth. In part, this…

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When People Die

by on May 15, 2018

When People Die by Thomas Moore   Review by Michael Browne     Exciting indie imprint Kiddiepunk have long been a purveyor of fringe / esoteric media and literature. Home to Dennis Cooper’s .gif novels,…

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Orange Lady

by on May 1, 2018

Orange Lady, by Erika Ayón Review by Brian Dunlap How does a place look? How does it feel? How does it smell? Who lives there? What makes up the lives of the people who live there?…

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Calling A Wolf A Wolf

by on April 12, 2018

Calling a Wolf a Wolf, by Kaveh Akbar Review by John Venegas   It is a well worn cliche to ask where the time has gone. Our perception of time is a malleable reckoning of…

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Cadavers

by on April 5, 2018

Cadavers, by Néstor Perlongher Translated by Roberto Echavarren and Donald Wellman Review by Rosemarie Dombrowski   Cardboard House Press has a reputation for both finely crafted books and exquisite translations from the Spanish, not to mention…

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Abecedary

by on March 29, 2018

Abecedary, by Pablo Jofré Review by John Venegas   Is it too much to describe the act of writing as paradoxical? So often the transcription of words to the page is painted as an effort…

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I Love It Though

by on March 22, 2018

I Love It Though by Alli Warren Review by T.m. Lawson   Concern with humanity is thematic within I Love It Though, its tantalizing cover art of bright red paint and yarn knit intestines of…

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