Where he was lu ...more
A very brief review of a truly wonderful book.
Sometimes, with experimental fiction, I’m left puzzling over whether my reaction to the book constitutes...more
Six stars! Seven stars! Hell, a herd of stars. We’re givin’ em away (liberated and reworked from The Tubes’ White Punks on Dope).
Finding exactly the r...more
Staggering, bleak page-turners that leave you wanting more—more stories, more Rulfo. Each story is complete—nothing left wanting and nothing extraneou...more
The Short Version: An emotional thrill-ride, novel in stories—stories where the characters rebel, invade other stories, appear under different names,...more
David, David, David. How you Wow!* me.** You found your way to me at exactly the right time, and I’m devouring you at a pace McCarthy and Bolaño and...more
”I wasn’t surprised,” I said. “I knew Old Shep was going to die before I started page one.”
”Don’t be ridiculous,“ the teacher snapped. “How?”
Maybe you cannot know when you first approach a novel to reread if it will live up to your recollection or sink like dead weight. Maybe it won’t do ei...more
Reread. Re-5-starred. Reviewed, if ever so slightly.
But first, the obligatory digression.
Out, damned Scot! Out!—Lady Shakesbeth, wherever it was she s...more
This review, such as it is, might be considered spoilerish, actually, it’s a lotta spoilerish, it’s presented in a rambling, perhaps, incoherent manne...more