November 5, 2014
The stories here are very much about familial love, and all the things can go wrong for, or in, a family.
October 30, 2014
In this meeting ground of living and dead, can anyone find comfort?
October 27, 2014
by Matt Seidel
Cowardice is the flaw that dare not speak its name, or as Walsh wryly puts it: “Every other species of human baseness, it seems, has rated a monograph.”
October 24, 2014
Lahr states in the preface that he constructed the book closer to a profile than a traditional biography. In this way, he listens to the music. Texture, seemingly improvisational moments, comes from the layering of different sounds. Elements overlap and knock up against each other.
October 23, 2014
Butler’s central trope has always been the idea of homes, our private Americas. But Butler’s house has many rooms. 300,000,000 is a new testament; what happens when prose becomes prophecy.
October 22, 2014
I don’t care about cage fighting, ultimate fighting, MMA; Kerry Howley made me care.
October 21, 2014
by Gil Lawson
Mature Themes, a collection of prose, poetry, and essays—doesn’t draw a cohesive biographical character so much as barrage its reader with an array of technicolor scenes, replete with camera flashes, expensive art, and totally fictional anecdotes about celebrities.
October 20, 2014
by Anna Heyward
The strange euphemism “Prisoner of War” eventually comes to describe every character in the book.
October 3, 2014
McEwan continues to demonstrate how social truths can best be delivered elegantly by a novelist.
October 1, 2014
by Kyle Boelte
Vaccinating oneself is about protecting one’s community more than it is about protecting oneself.