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This book interrupted my life. It's engrossing, vivid in sentence and story. I could not put it down. It was the same way with Waste, the other book b ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 01, 2010
These Here Separated to See How They Standing Alone
OK, so my small press published this book and that might skew my rating a bit -- but I think what Barber has done here is really valuable. The DVD inc ...more
Apr 19, 2008
Apr 21, 2008
Orange Juice and Other Stories
These are really enriching stories that unfold the more I read and think about them. My favorite is "Driver's License," but my favorites change quickl ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 26, 2010
O Fallen Angel
The story is really sharp and witty and effective and affective. The writing is engrossing with its worked but freshly styled sentences. It's a really ...more
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May 18, 2010
How the Broken Lead the Blind
Sheer, taut, philosophical stories. I felt like a smarter version of myself when I read Matt Bell's stories. They're cerebral and visceral, a tough co ...more
Apr 13, 2009
Apr 24, 2009
Simple Machines
Michael Bible manages to make something really interesting out of a collection of sentences that read like an English primer. And the pictures are gre ...more
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Aug 11, 2011
The Old, Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes
Marcus sometimes gets away from himself. This book is a little farfetched in scope. I actually bought this book, with, like, money.
Jan 1997
Mar 17, 2009
Twilight Zone
I like the way this book is put together. It took me a second to figure it out. I like the way the poems work too. I will read it again.
Apr 06, 2013
Apr 07, 2013
This novel presents John Russell, a pretty great hero. Leonard's prose in this book is remarkable.
Jul 07, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
The Last Novel
Another helping of factoid fiction, perhaps darker than Vanishing Point but not as sad.
Nov 2008
Jan 20, 2009
We Take Me Apart
Molly Gaudry's writing always surprises me. I can't wait to see her words in book form.
not set
Oct 26, 2009
Collected Adult Lessons
Amy McDaniel's poems are refreshing. They are witty and observant and fun to read.
Nov 05, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
It's pretty cool how the Lisbeth is laid up in a hospital bed for so much of the story.
Jun 24, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
Confusion Is Next: The Sonic Youth Story
A quick-read about one of the most interesting indie bands.
Jan 1998
Mar 17, 2009
Back Tuck
I got this book at the CUNY Chapbook Festival. It's really great looking.
not set
Apr 05, 2011
End of I.
I just picked this up at Normals Bookstore. Man, what a cool cover.
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Jan 16, 2009
Parables & Lies
The Cupboard makes really cool books. This book is really cool.
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Mar 17, 2009
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung
The first book that really made me want to be a critic.
Jan 1995
Mar 17, 2009
The Anthologist
Wow. I don't think any other book has taught me so much about poetry.
Jul 2010
Jul 07, 2010
Mao II
At first I wasn't into it but then I was kind of into it.
Jan 2013
Jan 01, 2013
The Presidents and Other Jokes
The masturbating at work joke, omg, so perspicacious!
not set
Jun 28, 2013
Positively Main Street: Bob Dylan's Minnesota
Absolutely one of the funnest reads about Dylan.
Jan 1997
Mar 17, 2009
Say, Poem
Get a copy for $3:
not set
Apr 28, 2010
The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium, #2)
I liked this better than the Dragon Tattoo one.
Jun 17, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
Keyhole 5
A great idea wonderfully executed.
not set
Dec 30, 2008
Stoked: Volume II
Hey that looks really nice. Good use of Issuu.
not set
Aug 18, 2011
Keyhole 4
Another strong collection.
not set
Dec 30, 2008
Easter Rabbit
It's my press that published the book so of course I think it's great. But I was just rereading one of the stories and decided I could read it forever ...more
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Sep 17, 2009
If Made Into a Law
That is an awesome cover.
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Jul 18, 2011
Either Way I'm Celebrating
One of my top favorite books.
Mar 2011
May 18, 2011