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Friday, November 15, 2019

My Review of The Innocents by Michael Crummey up at Book and Film Globe!!!

The best part of reviewing novels is stumbling across a title as well crafted as The Innocents by Michael Crummey.

Take a look at my review for more details.

Yours in laying down the law,

Art

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

My Review of Parisian Lives By Deirdre Bair up at Book and Film Globe

I admit I wanted to review Deirdre Bair's memoir Parisian Lives, about her time as the biographer of Samuel Beckett and Simone du Beauvoir, because I love Beckett, but what I found most interesting was her process for verifying the facts for her biographies. Check out my review of Parisian Lives to find out more.

Yours in laying down the law,

Art

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

My Review of Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry up at Book and Film Globe!!!

Hi, friends.

I was lucky to get the chance to review Kevin Barry's latest novel Night Boat to Tangiers at Book and Film Globe. As revealed through his book, Barry is deeply committed to the process of elevating his characters through his use of lyrical, carefully chosen language. That's something I will always get behind.

Check out the review.

Yours in laying down the law,

Art

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Friday, August 23, 2019

My Review of The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan up at Book and Film Globe!!!

The best thing that can happen when I'm reading a novel is to be reminded of reading experiences from my formative years, back when I was learning to love books. This happened while reading The Warlow Experiment, my review of which just popped up at Book and Film Globe. Joyce, Dickens, and Austen are all in there to some degree. Not bad company.

Check out the review!

Yours in laying down the law,

Art


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Saturday, August 17, 2019

My Review of Summerlings by Lisa Howorth up at Book and Film Globe!!!

I really liked writing this review for Neal Pollack and Book and Film Globe. Do you know why? Because I knew at least one person would get the joke of the review title.

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Yours in laying down the law,

Art


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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

My Review of Destroy All Monsters up at The Believer!!!

I've been reading the music issue of The Believer for years, always hoping I might someday find my work there. 


This past week, my review of the rock novel Destroy All Monsters by Jeff Jackson appeared in the magazine. Jackson's work combines the rock novel form with the dystopia, and I couldn't get past the idea that his dark vision for a potential rock music future was somehow tied to our inability to cut the cord.

Feel free to take a look at this short review, and be prepared to scroll down to find it.

Yours in laying down the law,

Art


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Saturday, August 3, 2019

My Review of THE NICKEL BOYS by Colson Whitehead up at Los Angeles Review of Books!!!

I'm lucky to have been granted the chance to review Colson Whitehead's latest novel THE NICKEL BOYS for Los Angeles Review of Books. A hint at what's inside:

"Whitehead creates individual portraits that are all the more evocative for their singularity. His focus allows us to fill in the rest of the world with our imaginations. Any real expansion happens one soul at a time." 

Come check it out.

Yours in laying down the law,


Art


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