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52/52: The Lonesome Go, by Tim Lane

March 13, 2021 1:42 pm Published by Comments Off on 52/52: The Lonesome Go, by Tim Lane

Lane’s exploration of American icons—hoboes, femmes fatale, motorcycles, cars—and his affection for the Beat Generation didn’t work for me as... View Article


52/52: The First Tip-Off, by Charley Rosen

February 27, 2021 11:07 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: The First Tip-Off, by Charley Rosen

A fun history of the late-1940s inaugural season of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), the primary precursor league to... View Article


52/52: Shadowbahn, by Steve Erickson

February 12, 2021 9:15 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Shadowbahn, by Steve Erickson

An experimental novel packed thick and deep with big ideas about music, race, history, and America. Also, an extremely Boomer-y... View Article


52/52: The Biologic Show, by Al Columbia

February 8, 2021 7:54 pm Published by Comments Off on 52/52: The Biologic Show, by Al Columbia

A collection of 4 very early stories by one of the all-time great, least-known, and least-prolific horror comics makers. This... View Article


52/52: Summerwater, by Sarah Moss

February 7, 2021 10:08 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Summerwater, by Sarah Moss

A novella focused on one rainy, boring day at a Scottish holiday park, with each chapter centered in each cabin.... View Article


52/52: Folk Horror, by Adam Scovell

February 3, 2021 6:50 pm Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Folk Horror, by Adam Scovell

An important book, but not—by my lights—a good book. Important because Scovell defined the Folk Horror Chain theory that underscores... View Article