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

Reviews // 58 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

Science Inspires Thomas Pierce in This New Story Collection | 20 May 2015 // 1:59 AM

Hall of Small Mammals is a disquieting book of bizarre, brainy tales from a young Virginia-based writer.

In His Fourth Novel, Paul Beatty Aims to Get Under Your Skin | 13 May 2015 // 9:05 PM

The Sellout is a blistering satire from a gifted poet and novelist. Just prepare to be uneasy!


I've Never Read a P. D. James Novel That I Didn't Like | 8 Jan 2015 // 3:03 AM

James offers you an opportunity to get to know each of the suspects in full before the murderer's identity is revealed. And so you feel a kind of intense shock at the climax of a novel.

Is Laura Wilder's 'Little House' Series Right for Kids These Days? | 12 Mar 2014 // 3:16 AM

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

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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