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A Devil Comes to Town by Paolo Maurensig - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781642860139
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Published: World Editions - May 7th, 2019

A stranger comes to town, promising a village of writers the chance to see their work published--the dream--but the catch is he's the Devil, come to devour the souls of everyone you know and bring the town to ruin, and you're the only one who knows the truth. An old-world style folktale about mob mentality and the fear of evil that stems from human vulnerability. If you could kill the Devil, would you? ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


The Occult: The Ultimate Guide for Those Who Would Walk with the Gods by Colin Wilson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781780288468
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Published: Watkins Publishing - November 24th, 2015

A blazing account of occultism through the ages and the many bizarre people--Dunglas Home, Aleister Crowley and William Blake--who populated it, and the most intriguing book on the subject I've read. Wilson 's air of mystery prose style is well researched and packed with enough detail to keep you reading on through it's massive page count. But it's so juicy that by the end you'll wish there was more. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


The Vegetarian: A Novel by Han Kang - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781101906118
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Published: Hogarth - August 23rd, 2016

A dark and intimate dream into a woman's physical and emotional transformation as told by those closest to her as they struggle through suppressing and succumbing to their own haunting desires. Kang weaves a poetic, sensual story of confusion, passion, and strength. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


Inferno: A Poet's Novel by Eileen Myles - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781944869106
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Published: OR Books - September 13th, 2016

Like Rent? Check this one out. Myles packs so much story into these pages. Being as big a fan of poetry and the lives of poets as I am, reading this book was like a drug. Lesbianism, intense non-linear storytelling, and honest storytelling, this book is so wet it'll make you smile and blush. Eileen looks at herself from many different angles: from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, creating a prismatic portrait of art and poverty. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


Evolution by Eileen Myles - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780802128508
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Published: Grove Press - September 11th, 2018

Dripping with sex, longing, and loneliness, Myles opens herself up to her readers with frank verses and a hurricane of an opener about the death of her mother—which hit me pretty hard by the end. Art is life, as they say, but as Myles illustrate: most of it isn't beautiful, except perhaps, on the page. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


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