“The Familiar” series weaves a series of interrelated narratives together. It combines different genres and styles, ranging from hard-boiled Los Angeles noir to stream-of-consciousness psychological introspection. It is referential and self-referential with typographic experimentation and excesses. At times the traditional arrangement of paragraphs shatter, explode, or blur. In other instances the words form pictures, the boundaries between word and image disappearing altogether.
“This isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”
“Lead Poisoning” is a fantastic voyage into the head of an artistic visionary.
Make sure to bring “Fourscore Phantasmagores” along for Tabletop Day 2017!
“Legion” is the best show on TV.
When does an experimental novel become formulaic? Is formula inherently a bad thing? When will Xanther give the little one a name?
In this uncertain age filled with terrorism, racial tension, police brutality, and political strongmen, the Lovecraftian Mythos is almost reassuring.
“Last Look” is a cold indictment of pretentious frauds yet an intimate exploration of fear, regret, and failure.
Have ya paid your dues, Jack?
“Morbid Curiosities” by Paul Gambino is highly recommended for its lurid yet tasteful exploration of an otherwise ignored subculture of collecting.”