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Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »

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I Have the Right to Destroy Myself (Harvest Original) by Young-Ha Kim
I Have the Right to Destroy Myself (Harvest Original)

C.M. Taylor, August 11, 2007

With just over one hundred pages in which to lay down his craft, Kim makes every word count. This is an intensely cryptic, yet tender novel.
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Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Motherless Brooklyn

C.M. Taylor, July 5, 2007

On the strength of this novel alone, it is clear that Jonathan Lethem is irritatingly gifted. What should come across as a gimmicky device (the main character has Tourettes Syndrome and experiences tics throughout the book) actually adds to the story's already strong sense of reality. The weirder things become, the more the reader is compelled to shrug and say, "Truth is stranger than fiction."
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The Safety of Objects by A M Homes
The Safety of Objects

C.M. Taylor, July 5, 2007

The stories in this collection feel frighteningly authentic, despite the absurdity of many of their premises. This is A.M. Homes' intelligent comment on the cultural cliche of what lurked just beneath the surface of middle-class suburban family life during the fifties and sixties--re-imagined for the present.
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