Sunday, November 3, 2013


This is what you get when you Google attentive

 Hello darlings,

New products of my troubled imagination are now on view, and because you've been as vigilant as the stranger above (as well as the fact that all of us here at American Saliva are in the Halloween spirit), we've decided to give you both tricks and treats, seeing that we're philosophically opposed to either/or constructions.  So, for being a cooperative and jolly spirit, here's what's behind Door Number One:

      -Tom Fink and I discuss my book Common Time in The Conversant
      -My review of Jane Lewty's Bravura Cool at The Iowa Review.
      -David Clarke chats up my mini-chap Semblance in Sabotage.
      -Three excerpts from When Jazz was the Capital of Alaska in The Brooklyn Rail.

In my professional life, I also co-edit and post bits of whimsy to my library's adult services blog, Books & Beyond. There you can hear me hold forth on a variety of poppy topics, including:

      -Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers and the best bad movies;
      -Ron Howard's racecar thriller Rush;
      -Lauren Slater's Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir and the issue of truth in        literature.

Buen provecho and more to come,


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