Book Review

Book Review

The Braid

by on January 18, 2017

The Braid, by Lauren Levin Review by Raul Ruiz   You don’t know me, so what’s my opinion worth to you? What could I possibly do to qualify my belief that this new book, The…

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The Warren

by on January 12, 2017

The Warren, by Brian Evenson   For a consumer of science fiction, the genre has become an increasingly bloated thing saturated with the grandiose and the absurd.  Most movies in the genre are shameless reproductions…

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by on January 10, 2017

Baloney by Maxime Raymond Bock Translated by Pablo Strauss   Baloney is a new novella by emerging French-Canadian writer Maxime Raymond Bock, translated from the original French by Pablo Strauss. The book presents a fascinating…

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Bottom’s Dream

by on January 5, 2017

Bottom’s Dream, by Arno Schmidt Translated by John E. Woods   I have always been wary of books that demand attention. Garish covers, deliberately awkward page or font sizes, titles that sound like lines from…

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Flowers Among the Carrion

by on December 27, 2016

Flowers Among the Carrion: Essays on the Gothic in Contemporary Poetry, by James Pate   If you mention the word “Gothic” in many circles today, there is usually an automatic association with architecture such as…

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Suite for Barbara Loden

by on December 13, 2016

Suite for Barbara Loden, by Nathalie Lèger Translated by Natasha Lehrer and Cècile Menon   A little backstory: In 1970, Barbara Loden wrote, produced, directed, and stared in a film called Wanda, which was semi-autobiographical,…

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by on December 8, 2016

Bruja, by Wendy Ortiz   There is quite the argument going on about the significance of dreams.  Psychological and neurological studies of dreams often lean toward the conclusion that dreams are nothing more than the…

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Storm Toward Morning

by on December 6, 2016

Storm Toward Morning, by Malachi Black Review by Alana Folsom   There are some poetry books that ask to be read for their emotional impact—for the pure punch to the gut that their lines deliver—and…

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Lost Privilege Company

by on November 17, 2016

Lost Privilege Company, or the book of listening By The Blunt Research Group   It is not hard to get people to think about their legacies.  For many of us, it is one of the…

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States of Terror

by on November 15, 2016

States of Terror, Vol. 3 edited by Matt E. Lewis and Keith McCleary   It is incredibly easy to become desensitized to the “horrifying”. Mainstream horror, regardless of the medium, all too often mistakes disgust…

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