The Mere Touch: Weird Reviews

The mere touch of cold philosophy.”   – Keats Reviewed in this column: Love Among the Particles and Other Stories by Norman Lock (Bellevue Literary Press, 2013) The World of the End by Ofir Touché Gafla; trans. Mitch Ginsburg (Tor Books, 2013) Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (Reagan Arthur Books, 2013) The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain; […]

The Mere Touch: Weird Reviews

The mere touch of cold philosophy.”  – Keats Reviewed in this column: The City’s Son by Tom Pollock (Jo Fletcher Books, 2012) Boneland by Alan Garner (Fourth Estate, 2012) Celebrant by Michael Cisco (Chômu Press, 2012) The Folly of the World by Jesse Bullington (Orbit, 2012) American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit, 2013) Samuel Johnson famously opined that “when […]

The Mere Touch: Weird Reviews

The mere touch of cold philosophy.” – Keats Reviewed in this column: The Man who Walked Through Walls by Marcel Aymé, trans. Sophie Lewis (Pushkin Press, London, 2012) Requiems and Nightmares by Guido Gozzano, trans. Brendan and  Anna Connell (Hieroglyphic Press, 2012) The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories by Andrew Duncan (PS Publishing Ltd, 2012) Crackpot Palace by Jeffrey Ford (William […]

The Mere Touch: Weird Reviews

The mere touch of cold philosophy.” – Keats Reviewed in this column: Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman, trans. Nick Caistor and Lorenza García (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, USA; Pushkin Press, UK, 2012) Communion Town by Sam Thompson (Fourth Estate, 2012) Hawthorn and Child by Keith Ridgway (Granta Books, 2012) After more of a hiatus than I intended (let’s just […]

The Mere Touch: Weird Reviews

Please welcome our regular book reviewer, Maureen Kincaid Speller, with her first column at WFR. You can also read her work at Paper Knife and in magazines such as Interzone. — The Editors “The mere touch of cold philosophy.” – Keats Reviewed in this column: Glorious Nemesis by Ladislav Klíma (Twisted Spoon Press, Prague, 2011) The Orphan Palace by Joseph […]