Tag: book reviews

Kirkus Love Keeps Coming for Wistwood

[For inquiries about representation and film rights, email JonathanKieranWriter@gmail.com] Lovely news just keeps coming into the midst of our secluded Summer idyll. The latest unexpected and inexorably delightful development once again wends its way to my reclusive existence courtesy of Kirkus Reviews, the gold standard for literary criticism in the USA and beyond. It was honor enough that the Shuriken-sharp and whirling editorial minds … Read More Kirkus Love Keeps Coming for Wistwood

Love for Wistwood from Kirkus Reviews

  For over 80 years, Kirkus Reviews has been known as one of the toughest, most respected, prestigious, and no-nonsense sources of serious literary criticism in the world. They remain a bellwether of discerning excellence across a bloated and increasingly chaotic industry landscape. For an author to get a glowing review from their esteemed masthead and assortment of discriminating professionals is (for this gent) … Read More Love for Wistwood from Kirkus Reviews

Early Wistwood Love from Goodreads

Consumers of literature in all of its breathtaking diversity are guaranteed to be found lurking among the virtual stacks at Goodreads. How lovely it is to receive some early love from the reviewers there so soon after the release of Wistwood.  I never thought that a horror book can have beauty in it. I stand corrected. Wistwood is a poetic nightmare that will take you … Read More Early Wistwood Love from Goodreads

The More Things Change …

BOOK REVIEW by Jonathan Kieran THE GOLDEN ASS, or METAMORPHOSES Apuleius (translation by E.J. Kenney*) Penguin Classics Edition Though I tend to eschew the once noble and now tragically democratized art of “professional” book reviewing, the occasional exception is made for some vaunted pillar of the past that gleams with particular resonance or charms my pants off, quite literally. To wit, I am pleased … Read More The More Things Change …

Midwest Book Review Gives Us Some Lovin’

With the Goodreads promotion of Confessions from the Comments Section complete and the New Year finally rolling into some semblance of high gear, your friendly, neighborhood Existential Troubadour was especially pleased to receive word about Midwest Book Review’s sparkling praise for our latest literary emanation. Midwest Book Review has been one of the nation’s most respected and comprehensive bastions of literary criticism since the mid-1970s, … Read More Midwest Book Review Gives Us Some Lovin’