Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Violent Mr. Fox

By Ryan Joe It’s hard not to be beguiled by the teasing wit in the opening chapters of Mr. Fox. Helen Oyeyemi’s novel begins when an enigmatic firecracker of a woman named Mary Foxe surprises the novelist St. John Fox by appearing in his study. At first we assume she’s his mistress. Later, we learn […]

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Loading The Big Guns With Blanks

By Ryan Joe I’m going to discuss Manuel Gonzales’s debut The Regional Office Is Under Attack regardless of spoilers. So be warned. Okay. So, here’s a novel that’s both completely entertaining and a completely missed opportunity – a comic book in prose instead of panels.

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