Circolo Arci Bismantova Frank, Castelnovo ne’ Monti, 2009… (Read more) “Frank”
This is a wonderful anthology, and a perfect starting place for those who want to delve into the writings of Catherynne Valente without committing to a full novel.
I have read most of the stories in this anthology before and, on a second read, they don’t come as strong or shocking, but more like long-time friends or forgotten lovers with which to share a … (Read more) “Review: The Bread We Eat in Dreams”
Most of the pieces in this collection deal with growing up with the Doctor (or Captain Jack, who features a whole lot in the first part of the book). There’s nothing wrong with writing an essay as your personal life story, but when they make up the majority of your book they all tend to … (Read more) “Review: Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It”
I had already read most of these stories separately, so reading them again together was like visiting a distant country for the second time: though the overall panorama has not changed, some things have moved, some have changed, some touch you in different ways.
I will leave judging the poetry to someone else, as that is not really my usual field. I liked Tsukayama Park better … (Read more) “Review: The Melancholy of Mechagirl”