Joe Kraus

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A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers
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This book has no business being so well written.

In conception, this is a B-movie of a novel, a flashy idea, a sexy lead, and a lot of blood. Dorothy is a food critic and, over time, she develops a taste for killing and eating her many lovers. She com
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Melania and Me by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
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The Math of Life and Death by Kit Yates
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I was that rare English major who enjoyed taking college math. I loved the way derivatives seemed to make sense – for a while, at least – and I loved the feeling of a math problem coming together. I didn’t get to the point with my studies in math whe ...more
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How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
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I didn’t know Souvankham Thammovongsa until I stumbled across this collection. If she didn’t exist, I’d want to invent her. I have said often recently that I believe literature is the best technology we have for understanding the experience of others ...more
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Bella Bella by Harvey Fierstein
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I inadvertently picked this up at the perfect time, just as we were all awaiting news of the final state vote counts that would put Joe Biden over the top. It turns out the premise here is that Harvey Fierstein is performing a one-man show of some of ...more
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“You can't choose where you belong, and where you don't. But what if the place you don't belong is the only place you have left?”
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"Wonderful things can happen", Vincent said, "when you plant seeds of distrust in a garden of assholes."
Elmore Leonard, Glitz

Elmore Leonard
“Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing

1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.
6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things.
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

My most important rule is one that sums up the 10.

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
Elmore Leonard

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