A product of the much-maligned American public education system, 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.
Friday, September 12 2014
"When we discuss the feeling of reading we are really talking about the memory of having read," says Peter Mendelsund, "and this memory of reading is a false memory."
Monday, June 2 2014
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
"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
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
You may not find yourself in lockstep with Frédéric Gros, but you will be glad you made the journey with him.
Tuesday, June 18 2013
Marc Dugain's novella about a soldier wounded in WWI has probably never been more relevant than now.
Friday, June 14 2013
Sometimes the value of a book is far more than the price of the book.
Thursday, June 13 2013
Charles Yu creates a world so strange in 'Sorry. Please. Thank You. Stories.' that it just might be real.