• WASPs Don’t Actually Have it All SEATING ARRANGEMENTS, by Maggie Shipstead, is a witty, satirical, slightly bumpy ride down a perfectly kept white shell drive. This well crafted novel, whose plot launches us into a tangled exposé of the inner workings of a New England family, humors us while showing the dark underbelly of a three day weekend involving a sunset wedding, lobsters […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments August 21, 2012
  • Happy First Birthday, Literary Man! Begin Portrait of Madness: on February 25th, THE LITERARY MAN turned one. We, the faithful writers, couldn’t be more proud of how far we’ve come (some of those early posts were really embarassing, er, not that there aren’t a few clunkers every now and then), and we’re extremely thankful to each of you for your […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments March 6, 2012
  • Book Review: KINO by Jürgen Fauth “Nothing good can come from digging around old tragedies” (32). This warning is given to the reader early on in the Kino by Jürgen Fauth, from independent publisher Atticus Books, meant to prepare the reader for the haunting journey through the present miseries and past tragedies that are inflicted by the monomania that follows a […] Literary Man 0 Comments March 5, 2012
  • Book Review: The Perfect Defective by Clark Casey How do you locate stolen talent? How do you kill a man who’s already dead? How do you have sex with a corpse? One is initially led to believe that these questions are absurd. However, these are some of the central questions presented in the recently published novella The Perfect Defective by Clark Casey, out […] Literary Man 0 Comments February 3, 2012