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Ridgeway’s Blood In The Face

Blood In The Face: Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations, Nazi Skinheads and the Rise of New White Culture James Ridgeway Published in 1995 (the year of the Oklahoma City Bombing), Ridgeway’s Blood in the Face was, was the first serious … Continue reading

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Review: Jemisin’s The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season N.K. Jemisin The first volume in N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy. The story of a world beset by earth quakes and other natural phenomenon, which can be kept at bay (or instigated) by a group of people … Continue reading

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Review: Weil and Bespaloff’s War and the Illiad

I’m going to start by giving you a little hint: if you’re wandering through a used bookstore and you see a book published by the New York Review of Books, buy it. Don’t worry if it isn’t something you’ve heard … Continue reading

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Review: Yanagihara’s The People in the Trees

The People in the Trees Hanya Yanagihara If not the best novel I read this year, among them. Super-duper icky and disturbing, but deeply compelling story of a scientist who travels to a remote pacific island and finds a substance that … Continue reading

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Review: Enrique’s Sudden Death

Sudden Death Alvaro Enrique As I’ve written elsewhere recently, my tolerance for difficult prose is at a bit of a low right now. But, if its coupled with a fascinating look at the politics of renaissance Italy, the life of … Continue reading

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Review: Kang’s The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian Han Kang Creepy. Super creepy. Disturbing. Interlocking stories revolving around an abused and disturbed women who turn to vegetarianism appears to instigate a series of events which destroy both her and her family. Of course, it isn’t actually … Continue reading

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Review: Bolano’s Distant Star

Distant Star Roberto Bolano Perhaps my favorite Bolano book yet.* A spin off of one of the chapters in Nazi Literature in the America’s this is the story of psychopathic fascist poet and murder. It’s also the story of how … Continue reading

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