On the Perils and Power of Ergodic Literature

On the Perils and Power of Ergodic Literature

On the Perils and Power of Ergodic Literature: A Review of The Familiar by Mark Z. Danielewski Pantheon. 2015. 880 pp.   Mark Z. Danielewski’s excellent new novel The Familiar was published by Pantheon this week. Danielewski gave a lecture in New York City where...
Review of Lindsay Hunter’s Ugly Girls by Sarah Brown

Review of Lindsay Hunter’s Ugly Girls by Sarah Brown

Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter. Farrar, Straus Giroux. 2014. 240 pages.   Ugly Girls opens with two wanna-be thug-girls cruising around in a stolen red Mazda, blasting gangster rap. This is the perfect scene to set the tone of a sweaty, dirty, linguistic joyride —...
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