Review of ALL BACK FULL by Robert Lopez

Review of ALL BACK FULL by Robert Lopez

All Back Full by Robert Lopez Dzanc books. 2017.   Robert Lopez’s All Back Full is the most nihilistic book I’ve read in years. It is a remarkable achievement, especially if one measures an artistic achievement by its completeness of vision and demonstration of...
A Review of Lincoln Michel’s Upright Beasts

A Review of Lincoln Michel’s Upright Beasts

Upright Beasts by Lincoln Michel Coffee House Press. 2015   Blurbs of Lincoln Michel’s Upright Beasts include the words “haunting” and “sinister.” His stories indeed have dark underpinnings, yet I finished this collection feeling more comforted than disturbed....
A Review of Ryan W. Bradley’s Winterswim

A Review of Ryan W. Bradley’s Winterswim

Winterswim by Ryan W. Bradley Civil Coping Mechanism. 2014 You’d think Ryan W. Bradley’s Winterswim could rake in a lot of dough. Consider this summary: Steven Long is a good kid with a long-time crush on Kate Stultz, the beauty who ditched their hometown of Wasilla,...
A Review of Elizabeth Mikesch’s Niceties

A Review of Elizabeth Mikesch’s Niceties

Niceties: Aural Ardor, Pardon Me by Elizabeth Mikesch Calamari Press. 2014 The narrator of Elizabeth Mikesch’s Niceties is not interested in explaining her life to you. She is only sometimes interested in thinning the fog between you and her, providing glimpses here...
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