John Pistelli

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Updates and Goodreads Reviews

1. My review of William Giraldi’s new novel, Hold the Dark, appears at Rain Taxi; it addresses Giraldi’s controversial criticism and includes a defense of his somewhat unfashionable aestheticism.

2. I am going to cross-post my Goodreads reviews to this blog from now on, in the interests of disseminating my writing to the largest possible audience. I may also post, in back-dated form, the older reviews here. Until then, here are my reviews from the last month or so, a somewhat strange mix of comics, genre fiction, modernism, and theory:

Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, Daytripper

Grant Morrison and Dave McKean, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth

Samuel Beckett, Happy Days

Ernst Jünger, The Glass Bees

Dave McKean, Cages

George Steiner, In Bluebeard’s Castle: Some Notes Toward the Redefinition of Culture

Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

Élisabeth Roudinesco, Lacan: In Spite of Everything

Alison Bechdel, Fun Home

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

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