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Matt Hlinak

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Matt Hlinak is an administrator at Dominican University, just outside of Chicago. He teaches courses in English and legal studies. 'DoG' (Bizarro Press 2012) is his debut novel. His short stories have appeared in '100 Doors to Madness' (Forgotten Tomb Press), 'Sudden Flash Youth' (Persea Books 2011) and several literary magazines. He is also a book reviewer for 'Pop Mythology' (www.popmythology.com). He holds an MFA from Northwestern University and a JD from the University of Illinois. He lives with his wife, Liz, and daughters, Madeleine and Audra, in River Forest, Illinois. Google ...more

"This Whole Wide World" appears in Review Americana

Check out my Review Americana short story, "This Whole Wide World," about the folk anti-hero John Hardy, "the King of the 12-String Guitar" Leadbelly, the scholar Harry Lomax, and the befuddled modern researcher trying to tell their stories. I hope you enjoy it.
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Published on July 22, 2020 06:47
Average rating: 4.08 · 75 ratings · 37 reviews · 4 distinct works
DoG

3.95 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Nightjar by Deborah Hewitt
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Deborah Hewitt’s debut novel 'The Nightjar' imagines “another London, a magical world hidden behind the bustling modern city we know.” This world draws on the folkloric tradition of the “soul-bird” that carries the souls of the dead to the Underworld ...more
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Lent by Jo Walton
Lent
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'Lent' is a tale of sin and redemption, of punishment and forgiveness, of power and justice, of certainty and compromise. And no writer of fiction is better at handling such enormous concepts than Jo Walton.

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Apocalypse Any Day Now by Tea Krulos
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Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer #1 by Mickey Spillane
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Fans of the hard-boiled detective genre and grittier comics will enjoy 'Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer.' The casual sexism and senseless brutality may offend modern sensibilities. But taken as a product of the time in which it was originally created, ...more
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Apocalypse Any Day Now by Tea Krulos
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Tea Krulos takes another look at eccentric Americans in 'Apocalypse Any Day Now.' As usual, he lets his oddball subjects speak for themselves without rendering overt comment on their beliefs. Krulos’ engagement with this world helps his subjects open ...more
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What? No group for Neil Gaiman fan(atic)s? For Shame! Well, now there is--a group for all things Gaiman. If you're a fan of his novels, his graphic no ...more



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Matt Hlinak That's great, Etienne. Sometimes it's just luck that the person who reviews the book is open to what the author it trying to do. I'm glad to have upped our average. :)


Shamus McCarty Well Matt, you’re the first BP author to get reviewed by an Amazon Top 2,000 Reviewer and get a good review. I was reviewed by a Top Reviewer, and got a bad review. (No surprise there. My books are very vulgar.)

Anyways, way to get us batting .500 man!

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2OZBUK2...


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