Reviews

A Double Dose of Reviews: Malcolm Paul on Richard Cabut’s Looking for a Kiss + Aad de Gids on Michael Mc Aloran’s Nothing Ever

 

Looking for a Kiss is a post-punk novel – mapping the emotional framework of the end of punk and youth, and the impact of the adult 80s. It’s an anti-coming of age story. 

Set in Camden, Camberwell and New York, the book is an account of breakdown, breakup and breakout with primal scenes, screams and schemes, as well as the eternal quest for sprezzatura and the endless search for redemption.

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Very Fine People Review – Alexandrine J. Ogundimu

       

 

        Whatever I say, let it be known I’m biased. I got to read drafts of Very Fine People by Scott Gannis before it was published and I loved it then and I love it now. I’ve been jealous of his ability for years, and I claimed his work as a personal favorite in our MFA cohort. We’ve gotten drunk together.

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The Neighborhood Division, A Review – Andrew Rush

 

The Neighborhood Division by Jeff Vande Zande is a collection of short stories, and it isn’t terribly long, but it has taken me a little while to get through it, and that’s a very good thing.  Each story, while concise, is so dense with ideas and/or concepts that they demand a period of cooling down after–an absorption period,

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Think I'm Gonna Be Sick: A Review of Heck, Texas by Tex Gresham – KKUURRTT

 

Heck Texas is vile. The kind of book you must hide under your mattress if you’re having company over. For the (all too justifiable) fear that anyone who chances to stumble on this text and is dispossessed enough to open its cursed pages will forever pass judgment upon you and yours. Banishment from the church group vacation up to the mountains for inadvertently summoning demons of pain and trauma and inflicting their wrath on all of those in your immediate proximity.

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