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Dan Barrett
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I am a freelance writer and teacher who lives in New York.


Reviews

Thursday, November 6 2014

A Wealth of Disturbing Knowledge Awaits You in 'Flings'

It's rare to find a fresh new voice writing strong realistic fiction about life as it is lived today in America. Justin Taylor's stories will astound you.


Tuesday, November 4 2014

'Brood' May Keep You Up at Night

Brood serves up a richly imagined, hideous, surprising world.


Tuesday, October 14 2014

'The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace' Will Make You Think

This real-world account of an ill-fated Yale student's life will be haunting me for many months.


Tuesday, September 30 2014

'Joe' Rewards Close Reading with Good Jokes and a Hard-Won Honesty

This novel became a Nicolas Cage movie about a year ago. Rent the movie; read the book. Both are worth your time.


Monday, August 18 2014

Sarah Waters' New Novel May Not Inspire a Thousand Worldwide Celebrations, but It Should

The Paying Guests is a skillful work of genuinely entertaining literary fiction.


Blogs

Wednesday, March 12 2014

Is Laura Wilder's 'Little House' Series Right for Kids These Days?

Should the fact of Laura Wilder's dated prejudices lead us to abandon Little House and its sequels?


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