Poet Rob Cook bends time and space at will, dispenses with natural laws when convenient, and shuffles sensory perception like a deck of cards.
So now you know: Saddam’s fearsome weapon of mass destruction was a novel.
A Painter of Our Time is a gorgeous rumination on art, love, sexuality, revolution, capitalism, exile, propaganda, politics, human nature, and society.
“Surely the passion for the plain, the homespun, the banal is itself a form of betrayal, a refusal to look honestly at a complex universe.”
Nate Liederbach demotes plot and Aristotelian mechanics, replacing them with the acrobatics of a beer-loud voice.
Fighting God is logically argued, lucid, and makes a powerful case for a more secular nation.
Thanks in large part to brevity alone, the way these stories work is closer to poetry than to fiction.
Yakovlev’s poems speak to the reader quietly, with assumed familiarity.
Shout It Out Loud begins as a forensic examination of KISS’s Destroyer album, but it ends up as much more.
Taken together, these entertaining early novels present a noteworthy collection—particularly for Samuel R. Delany fans.