Dudebooks: Story of the Eye & Hot Water Music

About a month ago, The Rejectionist guest-posted at Tiger Beatdown on the subject of manfiction. She explained that manfiction… …is indeed, almost but not entirely exclusively, a book by a man; but it is a particular kind of book by a particular kind of man, a Real Man, a virile, manly man, who gallops aroundContinue reading “Dudebooks: Story of the Eye & Hot Water Music

The Crime of Father Amaro

To my surprise, The Crime of Father Amaro has been one of my favorite reads so far this year.  Those familiar with the Mexican movie of the same name may be familiar with its general premise. But where the movie is somber, the book is oftentimes downright funny and fairly scathing in its judgments againstContinue reading “The Crime of Father Amaro”

War Dances; How I Became a Famous Novelist; Never Let Me Go

I’m so behind on reviews!  I was slammed with work/life in May, and I let my writing slide–but not the reading!  I’m now soaking up all the free time I have before summer session begins and I have to get back to work.  Some quickie reviews to catch up: War Dances Sherman Alexie, where haveContinue reading “War Dances; How I Became a Famous Novelist; Never Let Me Go”

Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It

Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It is Maile Meloy’s latest collection of short stories.  The stories are not related by subject or theme, though each of the stories quietly glimpse at their protagonists’ troubled lives. This was my first time reading Maile Meloy, and I was pretty disappointed with the collection.  TheContinue reading “Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It”