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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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My review of The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock is live at The Nervous Breakdown

The first time I met Donald Ray Pollock was at a reading he did opening up for Chuck Palahniuk in St. Louis. It was a wild night, and I dragged my younger brother Bill out with me—he’d never seen Palahniuk read before. The event was packed, and the audience couldn’t have been more hip, more […]

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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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The Paris Review – discount for HTMLGiant (and other fans of literary fiction)

I’ve really grown to love The Paris Review. There was a discussion over at HTMLGiant about it, and Roxane Gay was talking about how individual copies are expensive, and got this response from the people at TPR: Roxane, Peter from The Paris Review here. Thanks for such a thoughtful review–very much appreciated. Unfortunately, there’s nothing […]

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The Nervous Breakdown – Book Reviews by Richard Thomas

Hey guys! I’m going to be doing some book reviews for The Nervous Breakdown, and I’m really stoked about that. I’m going to be focusing on small presses and the genre/lit benders. I’m also thrilled to be working with Shya Scanlon, a really talented author I first heard of with his online serial Forecast 42, […]

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