Apparently Amazon and Goodreads will allow reviews to be posted prior to the release date as long as the reviewer states “I received this book free from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.” That being said, I’m looking for readers who would interested in reading Native Moments prior to the release date. Unfortunately, I do not have physical copies available but if you … Continue reading Looking for Early Readers for Reviews
An advanced copy of Native Moments finally arrived in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, the setting for the majority of the story. Jose, a dental assistant there, saw one of my posts on Instagram and asked how he could read the book. I told him it wasn’t available yet, but that I did have a few advance copies if he would be willing to write a review. … Continue reading Native Moments in Tamarindo
What chapter of Ulysses will you be reading for Bloomsday? The world needs more literary holidays. Too many great quotes from one book so I’ll just leave you with one that describes the man so well. “Mr. Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liver slices filled with crustcrumbs, … Continue reading Happy Bloomsday
Hemingway said, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that. There was nothing before.” Melville was before that, but you could arguing although Melville was American what he was doing wasn’t really American writing. It was more English than American, right? American writing is the terse, hard sentences. The absence of adjectives. Melville used … Continue reading Who is the next heavyweight of American Literature?
Fuck this book. I made it about 140 pages before I put it away and decided to reread McCarthy’s Cities of the Plain. I’ve read War and Peace, Don Quixote, Moby Dick, Ulysses. But this book can kiss my ass. There are so many goddamn words and the plot is seemingly not going anywhere. Is there someone out there that can convince me this is really … Continue reading Book Review: Infinite Jest