I found myself drawn to the idea of taking these big, comic book concepts and applying them to a quiet story about loss and the poison of nostalgia.
In a way that may be reminiscent of the loving spirit one would bring to a Dead show, Housley treats every character as an emotional being.
The structure of the novel is a daring one. The narrative makes bold choices at the outset.
Lovepain is a short, easily digestible, novel, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t sophisticated or complex.
This is Memorial Device By David Keenan 298 Pages London: Faber & Faber, 2017 ISBN-13: 978-0-571-34017-0 The Commitments aside, rock novels tend to avoid head-on attempts to convey the most […]
The narrative reads like a dream. An old story told by an ancestor. A rumor. Observation is at the core of it all.
The audience is treated to a very detailed and personal style of world building, founding this reality’s version of Cincinnati (and beyond) on wherever Owen takes the us.
The Traders By Scott Shibuya Brown 165 Pages Black Lawrence Press, 2017 $16.95 ISBN: 978-1625579805 “When you spend so many years growing into a thing there is no place else for […]
It would be easy to devour this book in one sitting but it’s worth savoring.
One of the great ideas I come back to as a writer is Milan Kundera’s concept of the novel (and novelist) as posers of questions, not dispensers of answers.