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J. Robert Lennon

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Thursday, December 18 2014

'See You in Paradise' Casts a Shadow Over the Domestic Sphere

J. Robert Lennon's morbidly dark vision of American domesticity drains the light out of the human dream of domestic bliss to leave it shrouded in shadow.


Wednesday, October 17 2012

You Wouldn't Want to Live There, but it's Fun to Visit: J. Robert Lennon's 'Castle'

J. Robert Lennon builds suspense as carefully as he builds character, and the fits and starts leading up to the story’s major revelations impressive


Wednesday, April 8 2009

Castle & Pieces for the Left Hand

Neither book fully transcends the level of genre exercise, and both lose steam once the limits of Lennon’s formal concerns become apparent.


Sunday, January 11 2004

Mailman by J. Robert Lennon

Mailman's double life offers a penetrating critique of American social hypocrisy, embroiled in its own weird narrative, reluctant to respond to much outside of itself, and forced, eventually, to go on the run in search of escape from itself and the world it has made.


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