Tag Archive: pop culture

Hitler Saved My Life: WARNING―This Book Makes Jokes About the Third Reich, the Reign of Terror, World War I, Cancer, Millard Fillmore, Chernobyl, and … Nude Photograph of an Unattractive Man. by Jim Riswold @ NYJB

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“This isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”

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Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow @ NYJB

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“Lead Poisoning” is a fantastic voyage into the head of an artistic visionary.

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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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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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The Eyes of the City, by Richard Sandler @ NYJB

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“The Eyes of the City invites an unhurried view, seducing the eye to linger over the images, letting stories come to life in the mind.”

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IRL by Tommy Pico @NYJB

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Whipsawing between passages of erotic ecstasy and suicidal despair, “IRL” by Tommy “Teebs” Pico reveals itself as a monument of self-lacerating beauty.

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CCLaP Fridays: Billy and the Cloneasaurus, by Stephen Kozeniewski

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“Billy and the Cloneasaurus” by Stephen Kozeniewski is about a human clone having an existential crisis and a dinosaur he meets in the wastelands.

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CCLaP: Elephant Vice, by Chris Meekings

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“Elephant Vice” by Chris Meekings has the Hindu God Ganesha and Post-Impressionist firebrand Vincent van Gogh on the case.

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CCLaP Fridays: Painted Monsters and Other Beasts: Stories, by Orrin Grey

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This week I review the short stories of Orrin Grey, collected in “Painted Monsters and Other Beasts,” where he plumbs the depths of human experience similar to Clive Barker and Jim Thompson.

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