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The Law of Falling Bodies by Duff Brenna

Issue No. 128 ~ January, 2008

"The Law of Falling Bodies...is a brilliantly entertaining novel. Brenna's plain but poetic prose is matched in modern writing, perhaps, only by the famous poet of the plain, Cormac McCarthy. I foresee Brenna gaining national recognition like McCarthy one day. So I suggest book collectors snatch the first edition of this remarkable novel."

Stirring the Mirror by Christine Boyka Kluge

Issue No. 128 ~ January, 2008

"Present throughout the collection, this pairing of the mundane with the lofty is used to address a variety of other philosophical concerns, ranging from the self to the psychological, even the supernatural, consistently dazzling the reader with her unmistakable narrative voice and stunning precision."

The Law of Falling Bodies by Duff Brenna

Issue No. 128 ~ January, 2008

The Law of Falling Bodies, Duff Brenna’s brilliant new novel, is set in Minnesota during the Vietnam War. It opens with its protagonist, Virgil Foggy, lopping off the heads of dozens of chickens in the …

Stirring the Mirror by Christine Boyka Kluge

Issue No. 128 ~ January, 2008

"Kluge's imagery works well with the repeated themes and motifs in the text, which often address the nature of the afterlife while invoking metaphors that glitter and shine. By using comparisons to domestic existence to explore what lies beyond it, Kluge's book renders the unfathomable suddenly and disconcertingly familiar."

Cast Upon The Day

Issue No. 126 ~ November, 2007

"Thomas E. Kennedy, now in his sixties, shows no sign of a diminution of his extraordinary talent. He has followed the superb Copenhagen Quartet with the equally superb Cast Upon the Day."

Meteoric Flowers

Issue No. 122 ~ July, 2007

"Elizabeth Willis's Meteoric Flowers is filled with lyrical, spare, image-rich poetry, all of which form a carefully structured and intelligent collection...Anyone looking for a well-read and audacious new poet will definitely enjoy this book."

On Chesil Beach

Issue No. 122 ~ July, 2007

"They were young, educated, and both virgins on this their wedding night, and they lived in a time when conversation about sexual difficulties was plainly impossible. But it is never easy."

The Road Fiction by Cormac McCarthy

Issue No. 117 ~ February, 2007

"Touted as something of a post-September 11 novel by the publisher, The Road actually harks as much to the disturbing imagery of the 1991 Basra road massacre in the First Gulf War and more recent Iraqi traumas..."

Mysteries of My Father

Issue No. 100 ~ September, 2005

With the style of a novelist, which he is, and in a compelling narrative voice, Fleming traces the paths of his two sets of grandparents, the eventual meeting and coming together of his parents, and then the painful years of his childhood

Smart Mobs

Issue No. 73 ~ June, 2003

This is a must read for anyone curious about how technology is changing the way we relate to each other.