Some initial thoughts on The Combinations by Louis Armand. Continue reading THE COMBINATIONS WEEK DAY 1: THE COMBINATIONS REVIEW, PART I
The Combinations Week is coming! Reviews, analysis, and an interview with Louis Armand. Continue reading The Combinations Week is coming!
Alan Moore’s “Jerusalem” is a turgid, overwritten slab of pretentiousness. Continue reading Science Fiction Week: Jerusalem by Alan Moore @ nyjb
“Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left” is a no-holds-barred take-down of the modern Left. Continue reading Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left, by Roger Scruton @ NYJB
“Vaseline Buddha” is a brilliant example of contemporary South Korean literature. Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Vaseline Buddha, by Jung Young Moon @ NYJB
If William Gibson, Michael Connelly, and Neil Gaiman wrote a series, it might end up looking like The Familiar. Continue reading The Familiar, Volume 5: Redwood, by Mark Z. Danielewski @ NYJB
“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. Continue reading The Familiar, Volume 4: Hades, by Mark Z. Danielewski @ NYJB