Reviews in the news

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

In The Kenyon Review, Hilary Plum mentions TQO’s review of Rachel Glaser’s Pee on Water, and adds to the conversation with a dictionary of literary terms by Glaser. Check out her definition of “beauty.”

Michael Moore’s memoir, Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life, gets a favorable review from Publishers Weekly: “True to form, Moore doesn't pull any punches, but he's grown as a writer, with more discussion and fewer extended rants than in his previous books.”

Sapphire’s second novel, The Kid, is also receiving enthusiastic reviews. She comments in The Guardian about the reality of racisim she experienced in the favorable but distorted reception to her first book, Push, and seems to have utilized some of those themes in the development of her new character in The Kid.

The new Martin Luther King Junior memorial will be dedicated on August 28. The Atlantic shows some photos that seem to reflect well the monument’s gravity.