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Songs of Insurgency

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Fiction. The unique voice of Spencer Dew--a slowly simmered reduction of prose poetry with pulp gristle and bits of horror--has developed a loyal underground following. Within this timely--and occasionally unsettling--volume of short stories is a woman who erases history textbooks, painting over horror after horror with a liquid paper brush...a groundskeeper who fishes yet ...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Vagabond Press
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P.H.
Given that I'd already read a good portion of these stories long before ever getting this story collection, I have to say I was a bit disappointed that the publisher wasn't daring enough to publish some newer work. Or perhaps Dew didn't provide any. Nonetheless, as far as Spencer Dew fiction goes, this is what you should expect in a Spencer Dew collection. He, like myself, has trouble writing novels. I know this because I once tried to commission a novel out of him. Anyway and nonetheless, I'd h ...more
Jason
A great Chicago writer's debut collection. You have to see him read these story to truly understand where he is coming from. Still on there own these little glimpses into the mind of Dew are tremendous.
Todd Dills
I've published Dew's work, and know him personally to one degree or another, so I'm partial, but there's genius in many of these short stories. Airplane reading of the most uneasy sort, I do say. . .
Alda
I am a little obsessed with Spencer Dew's eclectic life - PhD candidate at UChicago Div School, flash fiction writer, fellow at the Martin Marty Institute...
Marie
Apr 18, 2008 Marie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: gen x'ers and y'ers, short fiction fans
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Ben
A killer collection of paranoia driven near tales of love lost, crushed and stroked.
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