Posts Tagged ‘novel’

Pepperland wins Independent Publishers Award

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Yes, indeed, Pepperland takes an IPPY – a Silver Medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards, Great Lakes, Best Fiction category!  Cool.

“I’ve been alive forever…”

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Actors AnonymousBy James FrancoNew Harvest (This review was originally published in The Washington Independent Review of Books, November 18, 2013) Famous Actor James Franco has written something. The book’s cover describes it as “James Franco’s brilliant debut novel.”  Ah. A clue — it is a “novel.” Here’s how it begins: “I am the Actor. I […]

Bozos on the fiction bus?

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Once again, David Shields tosses a literary grenade across the table, challenging everything we think we know about fiction. (Everything we know is wrong? Are we all bozos on this bus?) A fervent provocateur for a complete re-thinking of how we write and think about books (novels mostly), Shields continues his advocacy of collage – […]

Pepperland starred on Booklist!

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

This just in – Pepperland featured as a starred review on the May 15, 2013 Booklist! “Wightman’s first novel is a riotous, occasionally electrifying celebration of love and music, capturing the turmoil of its times with a touch of otherworldliness that seems right in sync with rock ’n’ roll.” Pepperland is on its way to […]

Miami vice…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Back to Blood By Tom Wolfe Little, Brown (This review was originally published in The Washington Independent Review of Books on January 28, 2013) I dreamed I was in Tom Wolfe’s outlandishly superficial, depressing new novel, Back to Blood. (Note: the following two paragraphs contain material that may not be, er, suitable for all readers. […]