Book Review: ‘The Faster Redder Road’ edited by Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. – : Book Reviews.
Just a quick note–it’s Official Release Day for The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones! 22% off today!
So yeah, that was it. Thanks so much for all your support. Oh. This is what they’re saying:
“This collection showcases the best writings of Stephen Graham Jones, whose career is developing rapidly from the noir underground to the mainstream. The Faster Redder Roadfeatures excerpts from Jones’s novels–including The Last Final Girl, The Fast Red Road: A Plainsong, Not for Nothing, and The Gospel of Z–and short stories, some never before published in book form. Examining Jones’s contributions to American literature as well as noir, Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.’s introduction puts Jones on the literary map.”
“Stephen Graham Jones does for the literary world what Andy Warhol did for the visual arts: turns the common into the extraordinary, makes the low high, and absolves the sins of our literary pleasures. Like a madman in a factory, Jones produces one terrifying masterpiece after another–he is a superstar, and his brilliance will burn way longer than anyone’s fifteen minutes of fame.”–Ito Romo, author of The Border Is Burning
Excellent work from #TiffanyMidge
I. April, 1969 “…they are fighting again.” ~ Walter Cronkite
They are fighting again. My plastic, green soldiers are marching across the dense shag carpet capturing POW Fisher Price animals and GI Joe action figures. They are fighting again. Barbie and Skipper are taken hostage by Ken and drowned in the bathtub. They are fighting again. My Black baby doll Tamu is tortured by the Velveteen Rabbit, her talking string gets stuck on one lonely phrase, sock it to me baby, sock it to me baby, sock it to me baby. They are fighting again. My Etch-a-Sketch draws a picture of military intelligentsia popping war buttons and planning strategic defenses. They are fighting again. The Brothers Grimm are cutting fillets of Hans Christian Andersen’s little mermaid and choking the princess on her pea. They are fighting again. Betty and Veronica turn Jughead’s and Archie’s top…
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Very interesting. “It is well-known that the most important innovations in Leopardi’s language affect the signifiers more than the signified: traditional literary language is used to convey contents of compelling modernity, so that it sounds old-fashioned, backward and dull. “
Lessico leopardiano – a new project about Giacomo Leopardi’s thought
by Martina Piperno (University of Warwick)
Lessico leopardiano is an interdisciplinary and inter-faculty project that was started in La Sapienza, Università di Roma and is directed by Prof Novella Bellucci, Franco D’Intino and Stefano Gensini. The research team is composed mainly of PhD students, post-docs and young researchers, and is one of the widest in the academic world, involving around thirty people. The project was launched in 2011: a conference on this topic was organized in Frascati (Rome) in May 2011 and in the same year the first publication was released, Per un lessico leopardiano (Rome: Palombi, 2011).
The project was re-funded in 2012, and the team is now working on a new publication, expected for the end of 2013. The 2011 book was extremely dynamic and various, comparing different methodological approaches; the research group is now working on a…
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Well, now. Here’s a good morning note:
I am just writing to let you know that your book is now available for Amazon’s Kindle, and it will also be available from other various e-book vendors such as Apple, Barnes and Noble, and Google, as well as institutional vendors.
Please tell all your friends!”
So if you just can’t wait, “The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones (Vol. 1)” is now available on Kindle.
$9.99 is a pretty good deal!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Stephen Graham Jones and After the People Lights Have Gone Off on winning This is Horror’s 2014
Short Story Collection of the Year!
Shameless plug–25% off on preorders for my new collection–“The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones.”