Monthly Archives: March 2017

Book Review: The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker

Sometimes it is hard to write reviews. When you can pin one thing down that you loved, hated, emoted over intensely, you can kind of push you way into something fast and messy. I am not a great reviewer. I … Continue reading

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A Man and His Dogs

There was a man who used to walk his two dogs in the neighborhood where I grew up. He had long, almost pill-shaped head, his hair having vacated the most of his head in the comparably favorable realm of only … Continue reading

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(Comic)Book Review: Blame! Master Edition – Volume 1

The English title Blame! is a heinous and unabashed mistranslation of the proper title Blam! (the sound of a gun firing and a gun being the most talkative amongst all the books characters.) Why they thought that Blame! made any … Continue reading

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The Truth of It

I don’t have hobbies, I have loathings. Pieces of myself I chew on when no one’s looking. Ideas, failures, habits, all bitter, all nursed against the pressure of my tongue. I don’t kill them, I can’t. I tried. Tried nailing … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How it Changed America by David Hajdu

Comics used to be big business. You might say to yourself ‘Hey, wait a minute, random internet person! Comics are big business now!” It is here that I shake my head slowly and tell you that what you are speaking … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tin Drum by Günter Grass

After World War II, as one can imagine, Germany was in something of a bind when it came to moving forward. What is the correct way to move forward after an all but global rebuttal to the government of Hitler’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

  I love the Oxford English Dictionary. I first got untethered access to it in college (Hurray for the benefits of ludicrously overpriced education!), now granted this was in attempting to find a ‘unique’ interpretation to a couple of John … Continue reading

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