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Brian Kepple
Queens, NY
Interests: books, literature, theory, philosophy, politics
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———————— 4 stars ——————— Fairy tales have long been fertile ground for psychology to mine and extirpate. Ever since the beginnings of psychology, its most seminal figures have turned to fairy tales time and again, using them to analyze and explain features of the human mind. This is both surprising... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at Word Virus
A list I posted on RiffleBooks. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Word Virus
——————— 4 stars ——————— Phantoms encountered on a sunny afternoon; a mermaid washing up on a town beach; a spate of unexplained suicides; familiar streets leading to unfamiliar places; a cult of people moving out of their homes to take up residence on their roofs; a mysterious resort advertising self-slaughter.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Word Virus
Just some of the books I'm most excited about reading this upcoming year (2016). In no particular order: Zero K by Don DeLillo The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan My Struggle: Book Five by Karl Ove Knausgaard Our Young Man by Edmund... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Word Virus
———————— 4 stars ———————— 1.1 The layout is the first thing one is likely to notice when opening Tom McCarthy’s fourth novel, Satin Island. The novel, and this review, unfold through a series of numbered reflections: some of them linked, the next taking up some aspect to further the preceding;... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Word Virus
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