Justin Mcneil

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They Live by Justin McNeil
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“I’ve come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I’m all out of bubblegum.” Justin McNeil reviews Jonathan Lethem’s non-fiction book,They Live, an examination of the movie of the same name.

They Live by Justin McNeil
Theylive Body

“I’ve come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I’m all out of bubblegum.” Justin McNeil reviews Jonathan Lethem’s non-fiction book,They Live, an examination of the movie of the same name.

The Ambassador by Justin McNeil
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The question that The Ambassador raises expertly is: what does a realistic depiction of a poet look like when they are separated from having a tragic end?

Darwin’s Bastards by Justin McNeil
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Editor Zsuzi Gartner pulls a lovely trick with this collection of dystopian fiction from a stable of writers of serious literary stock. BOMBlog’s Justin McNeil reviews their take on that dirty bastard category, genre writing.

Steven Moore’s The Novel: An Alternative History by Justin McNeil
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Justin McNeil delves into Moore’s comprehensive approach to prose’s varied roots.

Your Face Tomorrow Trilogy by Javier Marías by Justin McNeil
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It was the titles of Javier Marías’ novels that first interested me, cribbed from Shakespeare’s plays. They are the reader’s first clues that a work by Marías is a novel that is steeped in literature as a whole.

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