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Dan Lopez

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Dan Lopez lives in Santa Monica. His work has appeared in The Millions, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Collagist, Storychord, Mary Literary, Time Out New York, and Lambda Literary, among others.

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Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea

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The Show House

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The Best of Panic!

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It started strong, but my interest waned as it went on. I really liked the setting and the premise. The writing was strong and the plot was lively. For some reason, though, I just didn't stay engaged. A quick read and I'll be keeping an eye out for t ...more
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Another posthumous release from the unpublished Crichton archives. It should've stayed there. Here's another early attempt where he tried his hand at various genres — in this case a Western adventure tale. The characters were wooden and the plot was ...more
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It started strong, but my interest waned as it went on. I really liked the setting and the premise. The writing was strong and the plot was lively. For some reason, though, I just didn't stay engaged. A quick read and I'll be keeping an eye out for t ...more
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I wanted to like this more than I actually did. The premise is solid and the voice is quite engaging, as promised, but for some reason it just didn't get there for me. The opening and the ending were strong. The middle section was one long chapter br ...more
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“It doesn’t matter how much you build, how many volumes you mass together, or how much ornamentation you throw onto a façade. There is always a crisp line separating something from nothing. That’s all we’re doing, in the end, defining the void.”
Dan Lopez, Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea

“The ship’s lines were an elegant array of pure geometry, essentially nothing more than a series of cubes suspended within a curved plane.”
Dan Lopez, Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea

“Though everyone had been uniformly gracious with me throughout our visit, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was being vetted in some way and that I’d already come up short. Peter was the one they wanted; I was merely the collateral—the boyfriend, the grad-school widow. I was accustomed to monopolizing Peter’s affection, but for the first time in our relationship, I felt like I’d arrived at a meeting only to find all the seats at the table filled.”
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“Isn't it pretty to think so.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

“and I feel so distinct”
Garrett Hongo, The River of Heaven: Poems

“The pause makes you think the song will end. And then the song isn't really over, so you're relieved. But then the song does actually end, because every song ends, obviously, and THAT. TIME. THE. END. IS. FOR. REAL.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

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