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100 By 100, by M.L. Kennedy

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Those of us who follow the literary adventures of M.L. Kennedy are accustomed to the brisk tempo, the brashly supernatural, the self-deprecating wit. 100 by 100 mixes it up some. Not in the sense that these characteristic signatures of Kennedy’s writing aren’t there – they are – but they aren’t what most captures a reader’s attention.… Read the rest

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Ann Radcliffe = Led Zeppelin

I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING: You’re thinking “I want to read a novel by chronically underrated gothic novelist Ann Radcliffe, but I don’t know which one I should read read? If only my general familiarity with the work of Led Zeppelin could somehow help me answer this question!”


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Review: Thanksgiving for Werewolves, by M.L. Kennedy

When I read Thanksgiving for Werewolves, M.L. Kennedy‘s forthcoming short-story collection, I think of Dashiell Hammett. I mean, when I read about Kennedy’s pro-wrestling heroes, I think of Hammett’s chain-smoking private eyes. I mean… well, they both drink a lot of coffee.… Read the rest

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Review/Analysis: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Film)

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Review: Nothin’ but Blue Skies, by Edward McClelland


Early this morning I couldn’t sleep, so I drove out to Gillie’s Coney Island just north of Flint to finish reading Edward McClelland’s engrossing book Nothin’ but Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times, and Hopes of America’s Industrial Heartland.… Read the rest

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