Category: Book Reviews

A TAPESTRY OF DYSFUNCTION

Jesus’ Son By Denis Johnson 133 pp. Picador, $9.28 In this collection of short stories, which reads far more like a novel than a story collection, Denis Johnson takes us on a journey of addiction, sex, and violence through the eyes of an unnamed central protagonist. This character moves through a Cubist-like narrative structure, dealing ...

A NERDY HISTORY

Of Dice And Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It By David M. Ewalt 288 pp. Scribner, $26.00 When one normally thinks of the often-derided role playing game Dungeons & Dragons, images of slack-jawed, hunchbacked nerds and obsessed geeks come to the forefront of the imagination. This is due ...

A WRITER’S STRUGGLE WITH VIOLENCE

TOWNIE By Andre Dubus III 400 pp. W.W. Norton & Company, $15.95. Acclaimed author Andre Dubus III (House Of Sand And Fog) takes us back with him on a journey through his childhood in the slums of Lynn, Massachusetts all the way up through his development as a young man and then through his battle ...

A STAR WARS WESTERN

STAR WARS: KENOBI By John Jackson Miller 464 pp. Del Rey Books, $7.99. Have you ever wondered what Obi-Wan Kenobi did after going into exile on Tatooine following the events in the film Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith? Well, thanks to author John Jackson Miller – we have a story centering around ...

Rage: Bane of Demons

Recently, through some friends of mine (comic book letterer/artist Rick Parker and his wife, Lisa) I was told about a job opportunity with a French comic book called Rage: Bane of Demons. The creator of the book, Eric Peyron, is French and needed an American who loved comics to proofread and edit the script for ...