Commonplace Place: JG Ballard on Mass Shootings

JG Ballard on the real pornography. Continue reading Commonplace Place: JG Ballard on Mass Shootings

Rate this:

Advertisements

THE SETH KAUFMAN INTERVIEW

This year Seth Kaufman released “The War on Boredom,” a collection of short stories, and “Nuns with Guns,” a social satire on America’s unhealthy gun obsession. I talked with Seth about reality TV, nuns and guns, and the power of network television. Continue reading THE SETH KAUFMAN INTERVIEW

Rate this:

How to Survive a Natural Disaster by Margaret Hawkins

With her sophomore effort entitled How to Survive a Natural Disaster, Margaret Hawkins offers the reader a meditation on family, faith, and redemption.  Given the subject matter, one shouldn’t expect a Nicholas Sparks clone or some other emotionally exploitive trash that usually lines the shelves of bookstores and tops bestseller lists.  The novel is about redemption, but it is a strange and dark redemption, more Dexter than The Notebook.  Through the prism of multiple voices, Hawkins reveals a family in turmoil and a traumatic event that shatters the numbing dysfunction.  (The cover displays a young child, teddy bear in hand, … Continue reading How to Survive a Natural Disaster by Margaret Hawkins

Rate this: