Archives: March 2014

This is the archive page for [March 2014]; 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.

CCLaP Photo Feature: Francis Flower | March 31, 2014
This week's photographer feature at CCLaP highlights the work of Italian artist Francis Flower. Click through to download the free PDF, or to view the online "flippable" version at Issuu.com. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Cries of the Lost," by Chris Knopf | March 28, 2014
This week Karl Wolff reviews "Cries of the Lost," by Chris Knopf, a thriller that finds Arthur Cathcart discovering the truth about his murdered wife and reads like a madcap mashup of Elmore Leonard, Roberto Bolano, and the confidence schemes from Ocean's Eleven | Read entire entry

All Who Wander: "Love-Shaped Story" by Tommaso Pincio | March 25, 2014
(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. For all the essays in this series,... | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Everyday Book Marketing," by Midge Raymond | March 21, 2014
This week Karl Wolff reviews "Everyday Book Marketing," by Midge Raymond, a practical guide for authors with busy lives and offers useful advice, supplemented with valuable interviews. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Photo Feature: Roxane Decremer | March 20, 2014
This week's photographer feature at CCLaP highlights the work of Brussels artist Roxane Decremer. Click through to download the free 20-page PDF, or to view the online "flippable" version at Issuu.com. | Read entire entry

"Humboldt: The Annotated Edition" is finally here! Free download for obsessive nerds! | March 20, 2014
It's a couple of weeks late, but I'm happy to say that the annotated version of Scott Navicky's February novel with CCLaP, the intellectual absurdist comedy "Humboldt: Or, The Power of Positive Thinking," is finally online for your free downloading pleasure. Click through for all the details and the link! | Read entire entry

The King in Yellow: CCLaP's new introduction | March 18, 2014
As part of the promotion for CCLaP's new gorgeous re-release of the 1895 horror collection "The King in Yellow" by Robert W. Chambers, we thought we'd post the new introduction by Jason Pettus to the blog. Click through to read it in its entirety. | Read entire entry

Surprise! Meet CCLaP's unannounced new book, a re-release of "The King in Yellow!" | March 18, 2014
Surprise! CCLaP released an unannounced new book this week! Click through for all the details on our new gorgeously designed re-release of Robert W. Chambers' 1895 horror collection "The King in Yellow," more plans for our new "CCLaP Victoriana" imprint, and what all this has to do with the hit HBO show "True Detective." Now taking orders! | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Report from the Interior" by Paul Auster | March 18, 2014
(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

Book Review: "Women's Suffrage Memorabilia," by Kenneth Florey | March 14, 2014
This week Karl Wolff reviews "Women's Suffrage Memorabilia," by Kenneth Florey, a look into the material culture associated with the women's suffrage movement in the US and the UK, including their opposition. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Photo Feature: Polina Poludkina | March 13, 2014
This week's photographer feature from CCLaP highlights the work of Moscow artist Polina Poludkina. Click through to download the free 20-page PDF, or to view the online "flippable" version at Issuu.com. | Read entire entry

Don't forget about the CCLaP Master Class! ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT TO ENROLL! | March 13, 2014
Don't forget about CCLaP's coming "Master Class" ten-week writing workshop, being held between this coming mid-March and mid-May, designed specifically for those trying to complete a novel and with the promise of likely finishing that novel by the time the workshop is over. Just $10 per session, or $100 total enrollment fee; and since it's being held online, international students are welcome! UPDATE: ONLY FOUR DAYS LEFT TO ENROLL! | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Every Boy Should Have a Man" by Preston L. Allen | March 13, 2014
(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

Book Review: "A Simplified Map of the Real World" by Stevan Allred | March 13, 2014
(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

Book Review: "Not for Everyday Use" by Elizabeth Nunez | March 11, 2014
(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

Don't forget about the CCLaP Master Class! | March 7, 2014
Don't forget about CCLaP's coming "Master Class" ten-week writing workshop, being held between this coming mid-March and mid-May, designed specifically for those trying to complete a novel and with the promise of likely finishing that novel by the time the workshop is over. Just $10 per session, or $100 total enrollment fee; and since it's being held online, international students are welcome! UPDATE: ONLY 9 SEATS REMAIN! | Read entire entry

The NSFW Files: "The Ages of Lulu," by Almudena Grandes | March 7, 2014
This week Karl Wolff continues his essay series, The NSFW Files, with "The Ages of Lulu," by Almudena Grandes, a Spanish novel from 1989 exploring one woman's erotic compulsions during the reign of dictator Francisco Franco. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Photo Feature: Lindsey Fast | March 6, 2014
This week's photographer feature at CCLaP highlights the work of local artist Lindsey Fast. Click through to download the free 20-page PDF, or to view the online "flippable" version at Issuu.com. | Read entire entry

Don't forget about the CCLaP Master Class! | March 6, 2014
Don't forget about CCLaP's coming "Master Class" ten-week writing workshop, being held between this coming mid-March and mid-May, designed specifically for those trying to complete a novel and with the promise of likely finishing that novel by the time the workshop is over. Just $10 per session, or $100 total enrollment fee; and since it's being held online, international students are welcome! UPDATE: ONLY 9 SEATS REMAIN! | Read entire entry

My Kind of Town: "The Autobiography of Joseph Jefferson" by Joseph Jefferson | March 6, 2014
Part of living in Chicago, or any major city, is escaping the hustle and bustle as often as you can. Which is the reason that CCLaP's founder Jason Pettus and I--as Jason has written about before--have made a hobby... | Read entire entry

Don't forget about the CCLaP Master Class! | March 4, 2014
Don't forget about CCLaP's coming "Master Class" ten-week writing workshop, being held between this coming mid-March and mid-May, designed specifically for those trying to complete a novel and with the promise of likely finishing that novel by the time the workshop is over. Just $10 per session, or $100 total enrollment fee; and since it's being held online, international students are welcome! UPDATE: ONLY 9 SEATS REMAIN! | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Basal Ganglia" by Matthew Revert | March 4, 2014
(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

CCLaP's newest book is here! | March 3, 2014
Happy day! After half a year of dedicated work on this, I'm thrilled to announce that CCLaP's latest book is now ready for your downloading and/or purchasing pleasure, an incredibly charming story collection about failed punk rock bands called "Death to the Bullshit Artists of South Texas, Vol. 1," by Austinite Fernando A. Flores. Click through for all the details! | Read entire entry

And say hello to CCLaP's April release, Scott Abraham's "Turtle and Dam!" | March 3, 2014
Today might be mostly dedicated to the release of CCLaP's newest book, the story collection "Death to the Bullshit Artists of South Texas, Vol. 1" by Fernando A. Flores; but we have another important announcement to make today too, which is that our next book after that, a really charming novel set in contemporary China called "Turtle and Dam" by Scott Abrahams, is now ready for pre-order too! Click through for the details! | Read entire entry

Don't forget about the CCLaP Master Class! | March 3, 2014
Don't forget about CCLaP's coming "Master Class" ten-week writing workshop, being held between this coming mid-March and mid-May, designed specifically for those trying to complete a novel and with the promise of likely finishing that novel by the time the workshop is over. Just $10 per session, or $100 total enrollment fee; and since it's being held online, international students are welcome! UPDATE: ONLY 9 SEATS REMAIN! | Read entire entry