Folks who follow me on Twitter or Goodreads have likely already seen this review of John Carr Walker’s Repairable Men, but I liked the book so much that I wanted to include the review here, too. Repairable Men: Stories by John Carr Walker My rating: 5 of 5 stars Repairable Men starts out simply enough, … More Repairable Men, by John Carr Walker
Today has been a good-news day: I woke up this morning, silenced the alarm on my phone, and saw a Twitter notification that The Austin Review (a fantastic literary magazine, by the way!) had published Paul Adams’s review of my novel, Hagridden. And what a review! Adams does an amazing close-reading of the text, picking apart … More A new review of Hagridden, and FREE BOOKS!
I’ve been the fortunate subject of some close readings lately! Last week is was a wonderful unpacking of three sentences from a story in Box Cutters, and this week, writer Jessica Standifird does some amazing things with a single paragraph from Hagridden! Standifird’s close reading is a “Paragraph Review,” a feature of Blue Skirt Productions. It’s a fascinating approach … More New (p)review of Hagridden
Folks, there’s a new review of my chapbook, Box Cutters! This one’s by Elise Matthews, in American Microreviews and Interviews, and maybe I’m biased, but I think it’s a fascinating read. A lot of reviewers have paid a lot of attention to the “between the lines” stuff going on behind the stories, but Matthews goes the … More New review of Box Cutters
I am so, so happy to announce that Danny M. Hoey, Jr, author of the novel The Butterfly Lady, has written a review of my chapbook, Box Cutters! The review is up at Heavy Feather Review, and it’s beautifully kind! In language that is poetic, evocative, and lean, Snoek-Brown has managed to create a world that … More New review of Box Cutters
I just learned that Spencer Dew has written a new review of Box Cutters; it appears in the March issue of decomP magazine. Dew’s comments are humbling: This opening story shows Snoek-Brown at the height of power, mastering the sort of casual, interior ramble that puts us, as readers, inside the skull and soul of … More New review of Box Cutters
This morning comes with coffee, a banana, a little NPR… and a wonderful review of Box Cutters, over at The Small Press Book Review, by Alex DeBonis. The words undo me. The stories in Box Cutters, Samuel Snoek-Brown’s flash fiction collection, operate on the principle that what’s included suggests what’s left out, with certain pieces resonating … More New review of Box Cutters