Category Archive: fiction

American Odd: Pack of Lies, by Gilbert Sorrentino

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This week I conclude my essay series American Odd by looking at Gilbert Sorrentino’s postmodern masterpiece “Pack of Lies.”

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Translation Tuesdays: Story of Love in Solitude, by Roger Lewinter

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“[Lewinter’s] unique literary voice . . . is that of an obsessive, a philosopher, and a miniaturist.”

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An Interview with John Sibley Williams

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The Driftless Area Review interviews acclaimed poet John Sibley Williams.

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Sundering the Worldgate, by Guest Blogger Don Vort

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Online exclusive! Guest Blogger Don Vort provides a teaser for his “Steampunk movie Sundering the Worldgate.”

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Translation Tuesdays: Super Extra Grande, by YOSS @ NYJB

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“Super Extra Grande” by Yoss is “. . . . joyous and raunchy . . . Yoss creates a fascinating and beautiful universe built upon the ideals of cooperation and egalitarianism.”

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On Being Human Redux: Killswitch (Cassandra Kresnov, Book Three), by Joel Shepherd

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An essay on the science fiction novel “Killswitch” by Joel Shepherd and what it means to be human.

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Buck Studies by Douglas Kearney @ NYJB

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“Buck Studies” is “a potent cocktail of political anger and radical formal experimentation.”

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The Familiar, Volume 3: Honeysuckle & Pain, by Mark Z. Danielewski @ NYJB

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When does an experimental novel become formulaic? Is formula inherently a bad thing? When will Xanther give the little one a name?

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CCLaP Fridays: Cthulhu Fhtagn! by Ross E. Lockhart

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In this uncertain age filled with terrorism, racial tension, police brutality, and political strongmen, the Lovecraftian Mythos is almost reassuring.

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Last Look by Charles Burns @ NYJB

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“Last Look” is a cold indictment of pretentious frauds yet an intimate exploration of fear, regret, and failure.

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