Archives: December 2013

This is the archive page for [December 2013]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries posted here that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

Book Review: "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt | December 24, 2013
(CCLaP is dedicated to reviewing as many contemporary books as possible, including self-published volumes; click here to learn how to submit your own book for possible review, although be warned that it needs to have been published within the last... | Read entire entry

Check out this BIG news in CCLaP's BIG end-of-year update! | December 20, 2013
Big news: CCLaP has decided to start publishing full-length paperback books in 2014! Click through for all the details, including a list of all 16 books we'll be publishing next year, and to say hello to our new art director, Ryan Bradley. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "The Woman Upstairs" by Claire Messud | December 19, 2013
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Finally! CCLaP Journal #3 is here! | December 18, 2013
As always, it's ridiculously late, but issue #3 of our new monthly magazine, "The CCLaP Journal," is now online for your reading and downloading pleasure! Containing interviews with Ben Tanzer and Mark R. Brand among things, plus the usual content by staffers Travis Fortney, Madeleine Maccar, Karl Wolff and Rex Brink. Click through for the links! | Read entire entry

All Who Wander: "Heart of a Dog" by Mikhail Bulgakov | December 17, 2013
(In the final months of 2013 and throughout 2014, CCLaP cultural essayist Madeleine Maccar is looking at the classic definition of the "hero's journey," as seen through a series of international texts that she is reading in English translation.... | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Papal Bull," by Joe Wenke | December 13, 2013
This week Karl Wolff reviews "Papal Bull," by Joe Wenke, a bitingly humorous critique about the Vatican's many flawed policies. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Nothing" by Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon | December 11, 2013
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Book Review: "The Book of My Lives" by Aleksandar Hemon | December 10, 2013
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The NSFW Files: "The Piano Teacher," by Elfriede Jelinek | December 6, 2013
This week Karl Wolff reviews "The Piano Teacher," by Elfriede Jelinek, the 2004 Nobel Laureate, and controversial Austrian author. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "The Tragic Fate of Moritz Tot" by Dana Todorovic | December 6, 2013
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Book Review: "The Circle" by Dave Eggers | December 4, 2013
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CCLaP Podcast 108: Ken Kase, Words and Music | December 2, 2013
Today on the CCLaP Podcast, a special half-hour performance by St. Louis musician Ken Kase, featuring both his pop music and pieces from his first book of poetry. Recorded at CCLaP's "Studio 505" performance venue, also known as my new apartment in the Uptown neighborhood. | Read entire entry