Book Reviews

Lopez’s “Good People” Uneven But Charming

January 5, 2016

Good People Robert Lopez Bellevue Literary Press 192 Pages $16.95 Reviewd by Patrick Vogelpohl   Good People, Robert Lopez’s latest short fiction collection, is like a younger sibling: Both are often irritating, but you want them in your life. Lopez is the author of Asunder, Kamby Bolongo Mean River and Part of the World. Vol. 1 Brooklyn praised Asunder, Lopez’s first collection of stories, for its …

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Tarry Starts Strong with How to Carry Bigfoot Home

August 23, 2015

  a review by Patrick Vogelpohl How to Carry Bigfoot Home By Chris Tarry Red Hen Press (March 17, 2015) $14.95   Canada has given the world such comic geniuses as Mike Myers, Martin Short and the Kids in the Hall. Rush, the ultimate prog rock band, is Canadian. Margaret Atwood: Canadian (and worth two Martin Shorts). Alice Munro: Canadian (and worth three Mike Myerses). Yet what …

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Impossible Heap: Thoughts on Speedboat

June 2, 2015

SPEEDBOAT, by Renata Adler Reviewed by Mike Nagel Speedboat came to me at a time when the narrative of my own life was unraveling. I would roll the book up in my back pocket and read it in this little park across the street from my apartment. Haggard Park. I would read by the concrete pond. I remember it being hot so it must have …

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