Archives: February 2017

This is the archive page for [February 2017]; 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: "Faller," by Will McIntosh | February 28, 2017
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Will McIntosh's "Faller," a disappointing science-fiction novel that makes bad use of the "selective amnesia" trope in genre writing. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Milwaukee Mayhem," by Matthew J. Prigge | February 17, 2017
This week Karl Wolff reviews "Milwaukee Mayhem," by Matthew J. Prigge, a collection of lurid tales of the Cream City's dark side. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "In the Mountains of Madness," by W. Scott Poole | February 14, 2017
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews W. Scott Poole's "In the Mountains of Madness," not just a newly revealing biography of horror author HP Lovecraft but perhaps the first-ever scholarly look at the fan community that has built up around him in the decades since his death. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "If This Is Home," by Stuart Evers | February 10, 2017
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Stuart Evers' "If This Is Home," an expat murder-mystery that starts out promising but sadly devolves into a series of lazy, slightly misogynist cliches. | Read entire entry

Tales from the Completist: "The New York Trilogy," by Paul Auster | February 8, 2017
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus looks back at the 1980s classic "The New York Trilogy," by New Weird master Paul Auster. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "The Impossible Fortress," by Jason Rekulak | February 7, 2017
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Jason Rekulak's "The Impossible Fortress," being marketed as a coming-of-age tale for nostalgic grown-ups, but in reality a mediocre Young Adult book that trades in story fundamentals for endless cheap references to '80s pop-culture. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Utopia is Creepy," by Nicholas Carr | February 6, 2017
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Nicholas Carr's "Utopia is Creepy," supposedly an essay collection about how the internet is ruining our ability to think deeply, but in reality a reprint of hundreds of tiny blog posts that are guilty of the very thing the author is complaining about. | Read entire entry