Archives: July 2016

This is the archive page for [July 2016]; 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: "Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art" by Virginia Heffernan | July 28, 2016
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Virginia Heffernan's "Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art," a book with a intriguing central concept but with writing that was just a little too high-faultin' for this non-academe reviewer. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "A Manual for Cleaning Women," by Lucia Berlin | July 27, 2016
(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: "The Flood Girls" by Richard Fifield | July 25, 2016
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Richard Fifield's "The Flood Girls," a wonderfully complex and dark character study about small-town Montana, despite the false "funny and quirky!" marketing that was laid on top of it by the major press that published it. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Kinda Sorta American Dream: Collected Stories," by Steve Karas | July 22, 2016
This week Karl Wolff gives his take on "Kinda Sorta American Dream," by Steve Karas. | Read entire entry

First Time Around: "You Bright and Risen Angels," by William T. Vollmann | July 20, 2016
Today at CCLaP, Chris Schahfer reviews William T. Vollmann's "You Bright and Risen Angels: A Cartoon," as part of his First Time Around series. Says Chris, "Cartoon or not, 'You Bright and Risen Angels' is well worth reading." | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Under the Influence" by Joyce Maynard | July 18, 2016
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Joyce Maynard's "Under the Influence," a delicate and female-focused character study that will delight some and frustrate others (hint: it largely depends on what you think of Oprah). | Read entire entry

American Odd: "Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery," by Martin Gardner | July 15, 2016
This week Karl Wolff continues his themed essay series, American Odd, by looking at the Chicago-based Urantia Foundation. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome" by Mary Beard | July 14, 2016
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews "SPQR" by Mary Beard, a sort of "people's history" of Rome and its citizens and how they lived during the first millennium of the Roman Empire. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Queen of the Jews," by N.L. Herzenberg | July 13, 2016
(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: "The Orthodox Dilemma," by George Alexander | July 8, 2016
This week Karl Wolff reviews "The Orthodox Dilemma," by George Alexander, a fascinating look at the challenges facing the global Orthodox Christian community. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours," by Helen Oyeyemi | July 6, 2016
Today at CCLaP, Chris Schahfer reviews "What Is Not Yours is Not Yours," the new collection from the acclaimed British author Helen Oyeyemi. Says Chris, "the most fun, unique and involving new collection I've read this year, I'd wager." | Read entire entry