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A Congregation of Jackals
3.95
Readers who already enjoy westerns will recognize this as the height of the form, and readers usually dismissive of genre fiction will have to rethink ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
Dino
4.11
A wildly uneven read, vacillating between mildly interesting and mundane, with the occasional, but rare, bit of fascinating detail. Tosches did a monu ...more
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
 
House of Meetings
3.42
I suppose this is some sort of continuation of Amis' fascination with Russia under Stalin that started with 'Koba the Dread', and further proof that a ...more
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 25, 2011
 
The Fight
4.07
Norman Mailer could do just about anything with prose, and what he usually wanted to do with it was celebrate Norman Mailer. So, what we have here is ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
 
Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century
3.96
First of all, is the history all that secret? Maybe to Americans who are completely ignorant of European art movements of the twentieth century, but d ...more
Dec 05, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
Shakespeare: The World as Stage
3.77
For a general readership, this is the best introduction to Shakespeare I've come across. It's straightforward in its explanation of both what is known ...more
Feb 23, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
 
Miami and the Siege of Chicago
3.77
A terrific example of the best and worst that the New Journalism wrought. A delirious torrent, obnoxiously wordy at times, excessive, often stunning i ...more
Oct 03, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
 
Post Office
4.02
This is the first time I've read 'Post Office' since going through my "Bukowski Phase" in my early twenties, and I'm a little stunned, not only at how ...more
Mar 02, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
 
Homeboy
4.23
For those so inclined, here's my review at Open Letters Monthly:

http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/sec...
not set
Sep 15, 2012
 
The Angel Esmeralda
3.69
A very, very uneven collection. 'The Angel Esmerelda' and 'Hammer and Sickle' are excellent, a couple more are o.k., and the rest are crushingly dull.
Dec 08, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
 
The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus
3.27
not set
Jan 10, 2014
 
Making a Scene: New York Hardcore in Photos, Lyrics, and Commentary
4.17
For those so inclined, my essay about the book and my misbegotten experiences at CB's can be found at Open Letters Monthly:

http://www.openlettersmont
...more
May 13, 2012
May 11, 2012
 
I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp
3.46
A great argument for reconsidering your heroin addiction - my review in Open Letters Monthly - http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/raz...
Mar 08, 2013
Mar 05, 2013
 
Always in Trouble: An Oral History of ESP-Disk', the Most Outrageous Record Label in America
3.14
Sep 10, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
 
Homeboy
4.23
Mar 17, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
Henry Darger, Throwaway Boy: The Tragic Life of an Outsider Artist
3.62
Jul 04, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
 
Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley
4.17
May 31, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
 
Bruce
3.94
Sep 24, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
 
My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
3.80
Dec 06, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
 
My Lunches With Orson
3.77
Apr 27, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
 
The Fun Parts
3.48
Jan 10, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
 
Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition
4.30
Jan 12, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
 
The City & the City
3.90
None
Jan 13, 2015
Jan 03, 2015
 
Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama
3.93
None
not set
Jul 25, 2011
 
The Errant Art of Moby-Dick: The Canon, the Cold War, and the Struggle for American Studies
4.00
None
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 08, 2014
 
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
4.08
None
Oct 05, 2011
Oct 02, 2011
 
Because They Wanted To
3.90
None
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
 
Times Square Red, Times Square Blue (Sexual Cultures)
4.06
None
Jun 30, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
 
Ray
4.08
None
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
 
The Pleasure of the Text
4.07
None
Nov 02, 2010
Oct 27, 2010
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