A Flea in the Fur of the Beast

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

Tag: fiction

Threats, Reviewed

by evanmcmurry

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

y uno mas…

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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

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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!


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“Napoleon began the war with Russia because he could not help going to Dresden, being dazzled by the homage paid to him there, putting on a Polish uniform, yielding to the stimulating influence of a June morning, and giving way to an outburst of fury.” That’s a hell of an opening line for a novel. Too bad it’s on page 778.