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. … Continue reading Updates and Goodreads Reviews

Ernst Jünger, The Glass Bees

The Glass Bees by Ernst Jünger My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Glass Bees is a short, dense philosophical novel about an old cavalryman, Richard, in need of money—because his life has been marred by an "evil star," which he calls "defeatism," an inability to side with power or conventionality. His old friend and … Continue reading Ernst Jünger, The Glass Bees