A Review: Eugene Marten’s Firework

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Author Eugene Marten creates desolate landscapes void of, or maybe over saturated with, humanity. In his books he forces his readers to identify and empathize with the detestable. The first work I read of his was 2008’s Waste, a novella that acts as a character study of a pseudo-protagonist, a janitor, who finds the dead…

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The Next Mike Skinner Scoop

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I discovered The Streets in an Astana, Kazakhstan hotel room. I was 14 years old, had been in the country for two weeks, and was searching desperately for any reminder of the western culture I had come to miss. I tried watching a Cubs, White Sox game, but quickly realized I couldn’t care less about…

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