First Year : an mlp anthology
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First Year : an mlp anthology

4.45 of 5 stars 4.45  ·  rating details  ·  42 ratings  ·  7 reviews
an anthology of everything we have printed in our four-by-four chapbooks beginning in 2008 & going through to the end of 2009 & featuring the writing of ken baumann, shane jones, jimmy chen, brandi wells, blake butler, nick antosca, sam pink, james chapman, colin bassett, michael kimball, jac jemc, kim chinquee, kim parko, norman lock, randall brown, brian evenson,...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Mud Luscious Press

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This collection of very short and strange stories has wonderful production value. The book itself is beautiful. The stories inside though are a mixed bag of weird treats. They are not going to be for everyone. The stories I found myself liking were those with a more traditional feel ... though even calling them traditional doesn't quite do them justice. I really enjoyed the stories by Shane Jones, Nick Antosca, Michael Kimball, Kim Chinquee, Aaron Burch, and David Ohle.
Livin' the dream.
Joe Milazzo
If indie publishing is to the naughties what indie rock was to the nineties, this collection very well may end up being the equivalent of a NUGGETS or one of those SWITCHED ON Stereolab compilations. The comparisons don't end there; these writings, all quite short, are like 7-inches, not just in that they were originally made available in limited quantities and in a format teetering and plunging over, if not for the gravitational force exerted by nostalgia, the brink of obsolescence (not vinyl,...more
Trey Harris
ok, I didn't unanimously think every chap in the anthology was a "5 star" work, but there are so many that it's to be expected of any one person. Whatever little I thought was lacking there, though, is made up for by just how awesome the book is. Can't explain it really, it's just a smart size and shape, nearly pocket sized, and a little thicker because of it. Fun to hold in your hand. Filled with awesome writing.
i don't have this book but i have the tiny books that it is made of. a lot of really cool awesome super-dandy stuff here, folks.
Apr 17, 2010 Ben rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Luscious. It changed my life.
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J. A. Tyler is the author of the poetry collection Variations of a Brother War, the collaborative novel No One Told Me I Was Going to Disappear (co-authored with John Dermot Woods), and the hybrid novellas Water and Colony Collapse. His work has appeared with Diagram, Sleepingfish, Caketrain, The Fairytale Review, New York Tyrant, Black Warrior Review, and others. For more, visit: www.chokeonthese...more
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