Book Review

Book Review

Hardly War

by on September 27, 2016

Hardly War by Don Mee Choi   Hardly War is Korean-American poet Don Mee Choi’s latest offering and is a work that is boundless in its formal scope and the traumatic history it details. The…

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Here Lies Memory

by on September 13, 2016

Here Lies Memory, by Doug Rice   It doesn’t take long, when studying philosophy or the physical sciences, to be confronted with the subjectivity of reality.  We take in the world, the universe, through our…

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The Last Wolf & Herman

by on September 8, 2016

The Last Wolf, by Laszlo Krasznahorkai Herman, by Laszlo Krasznahorkai At the outset of this review, I must admit to a bias: I am predisposed in favor of audacity and the blending of chaos and symmetry. …

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Poor Love Machine

by on September 6, 2016

Poor Love Machine by Kim Hyesoon   Kim Hyesoon has long been held in high regard as a master of Korean letters. Originally published in Seoul in 1997, Poor Love Machine was chosen for the…

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On The Edge

by on September 1, 2016

On the Edge, by Rafael Chirbes Translated by Margaret Jull Costa   It is perhaps easier to see the beauty in art when that art deals with a subject that is, for lack of a…

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The Surrender

by on August 30, 2016

The Surrender, by Scott Esposito   2016 has been a year where many great novels, memoirs, and books of poetry regarding sexuality, identity, and the challenging of the gender binaries have been released. Authors like…

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Alien Weaving

by on August 25, 2016

Alien Weaving, by Will Alexander   In the Allegory of the Cave, Plato writes about a man who has literally added an entire dimension to his thinking.  The man’s eyes are opened to the world’s…

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The Information Crusher

by on August 12, 2016

The Information Crusher, by John Colasacco   Many of our stories follow a certain structure, one that feels as though it fits with causality, or rather what we wish causality meant.  But slipping out from…

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by on August 9, 2016

Baho! by Roland Rugero   There is something enchanting about the dichotomy of simultaneous simplicity and complexity.  The intertwining of the two, I believe, creates some of the best writing ever made.  In a time…

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by on August 4, 2016

Arcade by Drew Nellins Smith   It is difficult to try and explain what Drew Nellins Smith’s debut novel, Arcade, is about. At its most basic level, the novel follows the unnamed narrator who refers…

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