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The Infernova
4.44
Reviewed as promised:

The Infernova by S.A. Alenthony has its greatest strength in storytelling, which is to say not my favorite of things, but one doe...more
Jul 26, 2009
Jul 15, 2009
 
A Reasonable Life: Toward a Simpler, Secure, More Humane Existence
3.94
Mate's ramblings indulges the reader's horror at being disconnected from the environment while opportunistically pitching his dissatisfaction as an a...more
Aug 27, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
 
The Symposium
3.99
a remedial lesson of socrates slowly starts to come off as absolutist. this however, only in relation to the canceling of the socratic method and logi...more
not set
Aug 31, 2009
 
Neither Victims Nor Executioners
4.10
I enjoyed Camus’ treatment of History as an absolute end and his call towards sociability, ‘…that words are more powerful than munitions’ (55). On the...more
not set
Oct 02, 2014
 
Repetition Patterns
4.44
as a 'story cycle' there is a quaint sense of foreboding and in dealing with life, wherein chaos becomes the repetition patterns and order as the want...more
Jul 30, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
 
Poems You Read Out Loud
4.33
"The Magellanic rue in her flurried.
In Florida
don't the colors craze about now? Or am I confusing
the swirl of the seasons,
the Januaries bereft of s...more
not set
Sep 11, 2010
 
Polite to Bees
4.25
The bestiary plays well in taking man’s affinity towards anthropocentricism, anthropomorphism and personification into a playful view on humanity, wit...more
not set
Dec 14, 2011
 
This Opera of Peace
4.72
wonderful cover.
not set
Jul 13, 2010
 
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy
4.07
as an introduction to existentialism this work tends to allow for Barrett's preferences to take hold of actual facts. not that his notions and opinion...more
Dec 21, 2009
May 09, 2009
 
Confessions of An Ivy League Pornographer
3.78
Confessions of An Ivy League Pornographer allows one to travel and be committed to an industry so ineffectual that one is eerily reminded of the bored...more
Jun 02, 2009
Jun 02, 2009
 
Republic
3.85
'As being is to becoming, so is pure intellect to opinion. And as intellect is to opinion, so is science to belief, and understanding to the perceptio...more
Sep 25, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
 
Kokoro
3.97
the narration of the book is penetrated by a certain malaise of spirit, by the poignant mood of both the sensei and the initial narrator. the style of...more
Jan 06, 2010
May 18, 2009
 
The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories
3.93
Although this wasn’t really an international anthology given that the selections are mostly English-dominated and represent a limited range of global...more
Nov 19, 2011
Jul 22, 2009
 
As a Man Thinketh
4.30
A happy tryst or introspection, that like all self-help books proposes only that which is 'beneficial' while never registering if the ideas promoted a...more
Aug 19, 2009
Jun 17, 2009
 
Rhinoceros
3.99
i actually enjoyed the Future is in Eggs or It Takes all Sorts to Make a World more, although Rhinoceros talked adeptly about issues of social conform...more
not set
Jan 20, 2012
 
Grover Fuel
4.21
"They should die at that time which is best for love"
and
"Violence is an aesthetic process, loved because it validates self-images with screams."
were s...more
not set
Oct 06, 2010
 
Ringing
3.89
depraved, but i like depraved. in fact i seek out depraved things to eye-fuck them. klassnik was right that sometimes the reading wavers but then ther...more
Aug 2009
Aug 01, 2009
 
Waiting for Godot
3.79
when one slows down and takes the time to imagine, yes use one's imagination, in contriving meaning in waiting for godot one instinctively contrives t...more
Aug 04, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
 
Day of Answers
4.54
the work transitions from thought to thought bringing the reader, into a convoluted stream where the reading is already in the past and the words forc...more
Jul 26, 2009
Jul 26, 2009
 
Cienfuegos
4.08
Angels is the only micro fiction piece that seems entire, the rest are all wanting as a whole either through being overly ornamental or from lacking a...more
not set
Nov 28, 2011
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
'my cunt hurts.' that is as much as could be said about the book. i could pander about how i liked kimy and the that the time traveling was surprisin...more
Aug 26, 2009
Aug 11, 2009
 
Resort to Humming
4.39
my favorite poems are the thing that the sun revolves around, creation myth, mode, post-love charm, and hotel which basically consist of the whole e-c...more
Jul 23, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
 
Beauty [Is the New Absurdity]
3.87
one realizes when reading the work, the actual absurdity of beauty (from beauty of the structure of the poem) as well as the meaning of 'beauty'. i wo...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 27, 2009
 
The Lady from the Sea
3.79
the symbolism reads nicely, but i find Ibsen a little preachy and didactic for taste and coupled with the shallow characters it reads as trademark Ibs...more
not set
Jul 01, 2010
 
Tales from a Traveling Couch: Psychotherapist Revisits His Most Memorable Patients
3.94
interestingly in Akeret wanting to make clinical cases more human in there approach to their subjects, he unwittingly turned his patients into charact...more
not set
Oct 11, 2010
 
 A Walk through the Memory Palace
4.25
'Perhaps the worst of absence is return.' telling of longing most pronounced by distance, whether of bodies or the ethereal, keenly touched by the fam...more
not set
Sep 23, 2009
 
Popbot Book 8
4.14
the artwork is the highlight of the work. a bit disconnected and chaotic, but that just calls for one to look more deeply in the work.
not set
Aug 11, 2009
 
Venus in Furs
3.65
i've learned that when one reads henry miller, anais nin, and leopold von sacher-masoch all together one gets the innate desire to fuck or be fucked.
Sep 02, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
The History of Sexuality 1: An Introduction
4.03
I enjoyed the genealogical arguments, especially surrounding the fiction of 'sexuality' and its deployment as a relation between confession and libera...more
not set
May 08, 2009
 
Prairies
4.86
Samuel Huntington and Prairies play densely with language and this is surprisingly refreshing.
not set
Oct 05, 2010
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