Saturday, December 04, 2010
Strange Horizons Reviews, November 29-December 2
Matt Denault kicks off this week's Strange Horizons reviews with a very interesting discussion of Darin Bradley's Noise, which he concludes is less interested in the post-apocalpytic setting that's been trumpeted in the book's promotional material than it is in its narrator's crumbling mental stability, and then makes some observations about Bradley's construction of that narrator that reminded me of my own reactions to The Social Network. Chris Kammerud talks about feeling and cookery in his review of Aimee Bender's The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. And Jonathan McCalmont explains, in no uncertain terms, why Robert Rankin's The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions is "an utterly lamentable piece of writing."