A Flea in the Fur of the Beast

“Death, fire, and burglary make all men equals.” —Dickens

Category: Reviews

That’s Not An Epiphany, That’s A Postcard

by evanmcmurry

Winner of the inaugural “Best hatchet job of the year” award: “Flaubert times three is better than Flaubert just once, right? And a two-person epiphany has to outrank the single kind. Two comely young people standing in the lake shallows, ‘looking out at the milky haze of the horizon’ – that’s not an epiphany, that’s a postcard.”

Threats, Reviewed

by evanmcmurry

My review of Threats, by Texas State alum Amelia Gray, at the always-awesome Bookslut.

y uno mas…

by evanmcmurry

Apparently I have two reviews in this month’s Bookslut. This one is on Why the Child is Cooking in the Polenta by Aglaja Veteranyi, a Romanian circus performer who wrote only one novel before committing suicide. Both books courtesy Dalkey Archive Press, which is awesome.

Tweet this, motherfuckers

by evanmcmurry

My review of Best European Fiction 2012, in which Aleksandar Hemon picks a fight over Twitter and I pick one right back. At the always fantastic Bookslut. Get it!