Jessica Schneider
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I am a fiction writer as well as book reviewer. I am the co-founder of the highly popular arts site and have written for a number of newspapers and websites. I have a love for Japanese literature and film (but not just limited to that).

Reviews // 5 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

The Stories In 'Acts of Worship' Feel Like Practice Runs for Better Things to Come | 25 Jul 2010 // 4:59 PM

This is an erratic arrangement of tales that merely offers glimpses into Yukio Mishima’s later greatness as a novelist.

In 'House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories', Dreams and Reality Seduce and Intertwine | 22 Jul 2010 // 4:59 PM

These tales are a must read for anyone who enjoys the short fiction form, and if looking for an introduction to Japanese literature, The House of Sleeping Beauties is a good place to begin.


'Forbidden Colors' Shades of Conformity, Manipulation, Shallowness, Infidelity and Revenge | 21 Sep 2010 // 6:00 AM

The characters throughout are, for the most part, miserable, with the gay characters the most miserable of all.

//Mixed media

'Hopscotch' is Anchored in Walter Matthau's Playful, Irascible Personality

// Short Ends and Leader

"With his novel, Hopscotch, Brian Garfield challenged himself to write a suspenseful spy tale in which nobody gets killed.

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