Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Couple of Book Reviews

I reviewed Daniel Alarcón's stunning new novel, At Night We Walk in Circles, for the Washington Independent Review of Books. You can read my review here. Alarcón has crafted a literary noir, a page-turner with plenty of suspense. But the novel is more than an atmospheric mystery, and you should read on to find out why.

I also reviewed Tomorrowland, a new story collection from Joseph Bates. My review appears in the newest issue of Mid-American Review (34.1). Bates has written an affecting, often hilarious book of stories. You should check it out.

As ever, I'm happy to be a staff reviewer for both of these fine publications!