My review of Philip Roth’s new novel The Humbling has been posted over at Identity Theory. Roth has written several of the best books I’ve ever read, and I revere him for his mastery of the art of fiction. But unfortunately, The Humbling leaves a lot to be desired.
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Tags: Books, fiction, my reviews, Philip Roth, reviews, The Humbling
Tags: book reviews, Books, Imperial, my reviews, PopMatters, William T. Vollmann
PopMatters has published my review of Imperial by William T. Vollmann.
Tags: Javier Calvo, my reviews, Quarterly Conversation, Wonderful World
Tags: book reviews, ForeWord, Identity Theory, my reviews, Rain Taxi
My recent return to full time work has made it more difficult for me to continue to update this blog regularly. (For the past several months, I’ve been dedicating all of my writing time to working on material intended for publication elsewhere.) But, I’ve missed posting here terribly, and I intend to get back to it soon. In the meantime, here’s a list of the book reviews I’ve published since the last time I made a post. Check back soon for links to my reviews forthcoming in Identity Theory, ForeWord, PopMatters and other publications.
- Review of Of Song and Water by Joseph Coulson. Identity Theory, August 3, 2009.
- Review of Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music by Amiri Baraka. ForeWord, July/August 2009.
- Review of Death in Spring by Mercè Rodoreda. Rain Taxi, Summer 2009 (#54). Reprinted by Powell’s Books, July 20, 2009.
- Review of Ghosts by César Aira. Rain Taxi, Summer 2009 (#54).
- Review of The Bridge of the Golden Horn by Emine Sevgi Özdamar. ForeWord, May/June 2009.
Tags: Books, history of potatoes, John Reader, my reviews, PopMatters, reviews, The Potato
PopMatters has published my review of the journalist John Reader’s history of the potato, titled (surprisingly enough) Potato. If you’re going to read just one history of the potato, this probably shouldn’t be it.
Tags: Amélie Nothomb, Books, fiction, my reviews, Tokyo Fiancée
Rain Taxi has published my review of Amélie Nothomb’s Tokyo Fiancée as a part of its Spring 2009 Online Edition.
Tags: Amina Cain, Books, I Go To Some Hollow, my reviews
PopMatters is now running my review of Amina Cain’s I Go To Some Hollow, a collection of unconventional and fleetingly lyrical short stories.