Category: Postmodernism

Notes of a Desolate Man

My first book of 2020 is Notes of a Desolate Man by Chu T’tien-Wen, translated by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-Chun Lin. In 2019, I made a more-or-less conscious decision to read more works by Asian and Asian-American writers, and I’m continuing that this…

The Marbled Swarm by Dennis Cooper

  Harper Perennial calls The Marbled Swarm, Dennis Cooper’s “most haunting work to date,” and it is impossible to disagree. Although this latest from Cooper is more psychological and subtle, in many aspects, than most of his other works, it is perhaps because of…

Experimental Review: Nova Express by William S. Burroughs

Nova Express by William S. Burroughs YTD: 03 William S. Burroughs is an unusual author, and this book irritated me, in a way. I’ve decided to adjust my review a bit to fit my mood, reaction, and the author.  I do this out of…

Review: The Boy With the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu

The Boy With the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 53 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful Malzieu’s The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is a fantastical tale of one boy’s struggle to love “normally” and…

Reviews: The Earlies, Part 10

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner Very beautiful… very difficult. Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card Unbelievably good sci-book. Probably the best ever. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris One of the funniest books ever. I actually ‘laughed out loud.’…

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