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Jon Morris
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Jon Morris holds a Ph.D. in Translation Studies/Comparative Literature. His interests include Existential Philosophy and Pessimism, Jazz Noir and Electronica. He teaches in upstate NY.

Email: jonmorris8@icloud.com


Reviews

Monday, June 2 2014

Hooked on True Detective? Check Out Its Influence, Thomas Ligotti

Thomas Ligotti is an unapologetic, darkly-humored pessimist, and that may be what many have found most disturbing and fascinating about True Detective.


Thursday, April 17 2014

Post-Tsunami Trauma Is Imbued with Painful Lessons in 'Facing the Wave'

"We think we have time to love, cook dinner, take walks, become enlightened, but one wave can take us, or it can spit us out." -Gretel Ehrlich


Thursday, April 10 2014

Kenneth Calhoun's 'Black Moon' Will Keep You Awake

At first glance, Black Moon might appear to be just another variation of the zombie theme, but it isn't: this novel is written for adults.


Tuesday, April 1 2014

The Freedom to Be: Frédéric Gros's 'Philosophy of Walking'

You may not find yourself in lockstep with Frédéric Gros, but you will be glad you made the journey with him.


Tuesday, March 18 2014

A Tale of Two Hauntings: Susan Hill's 'The Mist in the Mirror'

A curious manuscript. The specter of a small child. Cold fevers. That's right, it's a ghost story.


Blogs

Tuesday, June 18 2013

Facing It: Living with Disfigurement in Marc Dugain's 'The Officer's Ward'

Marc Dugain's novella about a soldier wounded in WWI has probably never been more relevant than now.


Friday, June 14 2013

A Painful Pleasure: Peter Trachtenberg's 'The Book of Calamities'

Sometimes the value of a book is far more than the price of the book.


Thursday, June 13 2013

Charles Yu. Stories. Please Read.

Charles Yu creates a world so strange in 'Sorry. Please. Thank You. Stories.' that it just might be real.


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