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Robert Rodi

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Robert was born in Chicago in the conformist 1950s, grew up in the insurrectionist 1960s, came of age in the hedonist 1970s, and went to work in the elitist 1980s. This roller-coaster ride has left him with a distinct aversion to isms of any kind; it also gave him an ear for hypocrisy, cant, and platitudes that allowed him, in the 1990s, to become a much-lauded social satirist.

After seven acclaimed novels set in the gay milieu, Robert grew restless for new challenges — which he found in activities as wide-ranging as publishing nonfiction, writing comic books, launching a literary-criticism blog, and taking to the stage (as a spoken-word performer, jazz singer, and rock-and-roll front man).

In 2011, excited by the rise of digital e-books, he
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What would brusque, decisive Mr. Knightley make of chatty, epicene Mr. Tilney? Would Mary Bennet and Catherine Morland bond over their love of books, or despise each other’s taste? Would Aunt Norris and Mr. Collins meet in mutual obsequiousness, or clash over mutual ambition? Would Lucy Steele just flat-out eat Harriet Smith alive, then spit out the splintered bones?...These are among the quest... Read more of this blog post »
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This is the first in Cathie Pelletier's wonderful series about life in rural Mattagash, Maine (an analogue for her own Allagash, if I recall correctly), which continues to this day. It's cripplingly funny and wonderfully lyrical, and it's been out of ...more
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I love Kingsley Amis’s work; Lucky Jim is one of my favorite comic novels (not that I’m alone in that). And at times One Fat Englishman reads like a sequel to that earlier novel…one in which Lucky Jim has grown up gross and embittered and roiling wit ...more
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Dawn Powell is my favorite novelist. She was ahead of her time in that she wrote without a shred of sentimentality — which was rare even for male writers of the period, but virtually unheard of for a woman. (Only Dorothy Parker could match her, and P ...more
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I've long loved the Mapp and Lucia series by E.F. Benson -- razor-sharp, spittingly funny British comedies of manners -- as well as the two pitch-perfect sequels by Tom Holt. Guy Fraser-Sampson has now stepped in with three entries to the series, of ...more
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“Over all the millennia, only you have ever loved me, Thor. Only you have ever looked at me with affection in place of condescension. Why, then, am I killing you, and not the others? Because you stopped.”
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“To be fated to lose. To know destiny itself the architect of my torment. Can it be true? Is to be Loki to be without hope? And if so...to whom can a god appeal for mercy?”
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