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Storyville Column is up – Top Ten Authors You’ve Never Heard Of Before

Where to start, yeah? For this column I talk about ten powerful voices in contemporary literature that you may never have heard of before. Each one of these voices is somebody that has impressed me with their words, destroyed me with the honesty and emotion, and become a name that I will follow for the […]

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Complete list of book reviews by Richard Thomas

This is a list of all of my current, live book reviews. It is in reverse chronological order by web site. Last updated 3/22/15. Entropy Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter Bird Box by Josh Malerman Spent by Antonia Crane The Nervous Breakdown In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by […]

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Review of Volt by Alan Heathcock is now live at The Nervous Breakdown

Volt (Graywolf Press) by Alan Heathcock is a linked collection of short stories. It reminded me of Knockemstiff for sure, for its rural setting, and also Sarah Court for its families overlapping, fighting and loving. The testimonial of Benjamin Percy got my attention, but the emotional truths, the revelations and understandings, the prose and the […]

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