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The Magically Shrinking Palestinians or Know Before Whom You Stand: My Review of Hesh Kestin’s The Siege of Tel Aviv – Fawzy Zablah

Cancel culture got Hesh Kestin’s new novel, The Siege of Tel Aviv, dropped by its publisher Dzanc Books. The pointless twitter drama made me want to read it, because anyone who tries to ban a book they haven’t read is an idiot. So-called ‘woke’ folk on twitter were calling for a boycott just based on the description of the book and the first 100 pages, accusing it of Islamophobia.

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Never Negotiate: Bibles Appropouture – Manuel Marrero

You Had Me at Ello

 

Bibles had failed. The Doves were failing. Sid, Bibles, and Candy were an indivisible & irreducible sum, a chimeric, eldritch aberration, a cosmic joke with the single-minded teleologic purpose of terrorizing me, livestock for a defeated creator. The summit had failed. Sid strode into the citadel with all the cultivated conviction of a labor leader vying for stolen credibility, cradling breviary,

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Never Negotiate: Sam Pink – Manuel Marrero

“Things like that. Things that seem sometimes possible but only at certain times, and only if you didn’t tell anyone. Because your thoughts are all you have.” – Witch Piss. 2014.

 

            Having spent all of April and much of the previous two months mind-melding with Sam Pink’s voluminous body of work (let’s set the bar for prolific, so as to never cheapen the sentiment by lowering it again…all else of merit equal: five novels.

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Never Negotiate: Ted Prokash – Manuel Marrero

Never Negotiate, a running review series and tribute to the uncowed, industrious torch bearers of underground lit , or a hybrid of interview, deep readership and cursory biography cobbled together with healthy dollops of neurosis #1: Journey to the Center of the Onion, Ted Prokash.

 

            At the risk of spoiling a cold open in favor of something less abrupt, schlocky and absent lucid motivation, some kind of stodgy preamble is what no one wants but I’ll give you anyway because you deserve it sort of thing.

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