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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors



Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »
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    Sherwood Nation

    Benjamin Parzybok 9781618730862

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Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
Await Your Reply

Maria D'Alessandro, January 7, 2013

It was difficult to choose between Chaon's collection Stay Awake and his novel Await Your Reply, both were tremendous accomplishments by a very talented voice in contemporary fiction. Chaon's writing has the suspense of Stephen King, the dark mystery of Joyce Carol Oates and the intricately layered structure of Tim O'Brien. Anyone who loves the suspense of genre fiction but admires the craft of the great literary writers of our generation will be pleasantly surprised by how skillfully Dan Chaon blurs the lines between psychological thriller and character driven fiction. You will read this book in no more than three days, but then you will scan and re-read sections to appreciate the sequence and structure for the rest of the week.
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