(Notes From Elsewhere is a roundup of various literary things compiled by Sara Habein, along with news from past Word Riot authors. She makes no claims at being terribly current or the first to know anything, but hopefully you will find something interesting here.)
Happy Almost-July, everyone. Are you melting yet? Here in Montana, we are narrowly avoiding the melting stage, but it’s still pretty hot out. Why don’t you find yourself some air conditioning and soak in these literary links?
Warren Ellis has some good thoughts on being a full-time writer, and more specifically, a full-time comics writer. “Stephen King
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Damascus by Joshua Mohr Two Dollar Radio, 2011. $16. ISBN-978-0982684894 224 pages.
Review by Art Edwards
I avoided Joshua Mohr’s novel Termite Parade because I’d read a blurb that said one of its characters’ bodies was infested with termites, an image reinforced by the cover of the book, which depicts a man with termites ravaging his gums. This avoidance came with some regret. The author and I are both West Coast novelists–a group I like to support–and we’re both graduates of the University of San Francisco’s graduate writing program (go, Dons). Moreover, Termite Parade was released by the indie press
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