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Review: The Blot (2017) by Jonathan Lethem

It’s not often that I come across a novel that squanders its potential so much as The Blot. That may sound harsh, but it’s true. 666 more words

"Gun, With Occasional Music" by Jonathan Lethem Review

Gun, With Occasional Music

Author: Jonathan Lethem

Release Date: March 1994

This book was recommended to me as a read alike for Haruki Murakami. Through the first 3/4 of the book I didn’t see the similarities as this felt like a fast paced neo-noir more along the lines of Philip K Dick or even China Mieville. 161 more words

4 Barrels

5 New Literary Fictions


Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta (12 Jan 2017)
Meadow Mori and Carrie Wexler grew up together in Los Angeles, and both became film-makers.

Meadow makes challenging documentaries; Carrie makes successful feature films with a feminist slant. 941 more words

THE ENDURANCE OF LITERATURE: on "The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books" (edited by Jeff Martin and C. Max Magee)

Here, with minor edits, is a piece written originally for the first iteration of the Glasgow Review of Books. It appeared online in April 2011, and as that version of the site has not been archived, I am re-posting it here.  2,628 more words

Great First Lines

“Running out of gas, Rabbit Angstrom thinks as he stands behind the summer-dusty windows of the Springer Motors display room watching the traffic go by on Route 111, traffic somehow thin and scared compared to what it used to be.” 459 more words