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NY Jewish books: The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus

January 17, 2012

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A language epidemic erupts among Jewish families; children’s speech makes their parents deathly ill. Soon it spreads to the rest of the population. This dark fantasy is the premise of Jewish New Yorker Ben Marcus‘s new novel, The Flame Alphabet published today by Knopf. In my New York Journal of Books review I write, New […]

New York Journal of Books: “The Hall of the Singing Caryatids” by Victor Pelevin

November 1, 2011

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“At barely more than 100 small (four and a half by seven inch) pages in Andrew Bromfield’s excellent English translation The Hall of the Singing Caryatidssucceeds both as a novella of ideas and as a science fiction work of fantasy, and is recommended to all readers enamored of thought provoking fiction.” Read the entire review on New […]