Archives: September 2016

This is the archive page for [September 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: "The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road," by Abbie Bernstein | September 30, 2016
This week Karl Wolff reviews "The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road," by Abbie Bernstein, a movie tie-in book that is shiny and chrome ready to give you a ride to Valhalla! | Read entire entry

Book Review: "I'll Tell You in Person," by Chloe Caldwell | September 28, 2016
Today at CCLaP, Chris Schahfer reviews "I'll Tell You In Person," Chloe Caldwell's second essay collection and third book overall. Says Chris, "she gets a better collection out of it for showing her faults so earnestly and examining them so unflinchingly." | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Elephant Vice," by Chris Meekings | September 23, 2016
This week Karl Wolff reviews bizarro novella "Elephant Vice," by Chris Meekings, about Vincent van Gogh and Ganesha working together to bust a drug ring. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "American Wine: A Coming-of-Age Story" by Tom Acitelli | September 22, 2016
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews "American Wine: A Coming-of-Age Story" by Tom Acitelli, an engaging and informative look at the 70-year post-Prohibition history of the American wine industry. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "The Hatred of Poetry," by Ben Lerner | September 21, 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... | Read entire entry

CCLaP Rare: "Armadale" by Wilkie Collins (1866), 1st American Ed., 1st Printing | September 20, 2016
Today's rare-book auction at CCLaP is of a 1st American edition, 1st printing of Wilkie Collins' seminal 1866 noir tale "Armadale." | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Dangerous Stories for Boys," by Christopher Bernard | September 16, 2016
This week Karl Wolff reviews "Dangerous Stories for Boys," by Christopher Bernard, a short story collection with a fascinating premise but a bungled execution. | Read entire entry

First Time Around: "The Edible Woman," by Margaret Atwood | September 14, 2016
Today at CCLaP, Chris Schahfer reviews Margaret Atwood's debut, "The Edible Woman," as part of his First Time Around series. Says Chris, "It's a fascinating example of an author finding her feet, and that is the whole reason why I started this series in the first place." | Read entire entry

Book Review: "The Transmigration of Bodies," by Yuri Herrera | September 7, 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... | Read entire entry

Book Review: "The Mirror Thief" by Martin Seay | September 1, 2016
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Martin Seay's "The Mirror Thief," a 600-page debut novel that has been compared regularly to Thomas Pynchon and David Mitchell, and turns out to deserve all the hype it's received. | Read entire entry