Friday, February 20, 2009

Weekly Review Roundup

{[(Some of these reviews are more than a week old, but since it's the first Weekly Review Roundup I wanted to post everything I can remember and start fresh next week.)]}
<-Also, no negative reviews yet.->

The first one is from JA Tyler and Mud Luscious from back in January, and it says, "Shane Jones’ debut novel is a rattling, vigorous, absolute must read." Wow!

Claudia Smith said, "There is an archaic sense of loneliness, and deep sympathy for humanity, in Jones' words. Striking, visceral, atmospheric, and absorbing." Then she did a small interview with Shane.

Here is a great interview by the amazing Rauan Klassnik. I had the pleasure of meeting him at AWP and it really was a pleasure and I'm not just saying it was because his reading of the book rules so much.

Says Dispatches from Utopia, "There is no posturing here, no self-conscious forcing of the work. What unfolds in these pages is Shane Jones’ singular voice, the world as only he can show it to us, and it is a beautiful thing."

Have you heard about Michael Kimball writing life stories on postcards? Here's Shane's. Michael also mentioned on his blog that he likes the interview Sam Pink did with Shane at TPC.

Darby Larson says, "Light Boxes has a happy, dreamy vein."

Alan Rossi said, "The author's imaginative world is so complete unto itself that it feels nice to live inside that world for a short time."
At internettle soup, Adam Coates wrote a review poem about it:

Light boxes seems to inhabit a world between possibilities
it seems both natural and not
i felt invited to read more than ordered or compelled
it makes a good memory

And today Ken Baumann compared Light Boxes to Jesus: "I feel it's hard today to find a work of art that is earnest, that is compassionate . . . I was startled by Shane Jones's novel because it is so painfully both; it bleeds itself, and bleeds for others."


Joseph Young said...

wow, blowing up!

Molly Gaudry said...

Good stuff.

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