The Hawler: the Sky’s Limit

MY GESTALT REAL-TIME REVIEWS OF SUCH AN AUTHOR NOW CRYSTALLISED IN PRINT:

Details of these books can be found HERE, including the books with my reviews of Black Static and Interzone.

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The authors covered by these books, alphabetic by forename:
Adam Golaski, Adam Nevill, Adam S. Cantwell, Alasdair Gray, Albert Power, Alcebiades Diniz Miguel, Alexander Zelenyj, Algernon Blackwood, Alison Moore, Allen Ashley, Allyson Bird, Andrew Condous, Andrew Hook, Andy Darlington, Anjali Sachdeva, Ann VanderMeer, Anne Cluysenaar, Arthur Machen, Avalon Brantley, Black Static, Brendan Connell, Brian Aldiss, Brian Evenson, Brian Howell, C.M. Muller, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Carly Holmes, Carole Johnstone, Cate Gardner, Charles Schneider, Charles Wilkinson, Christopher Priest, Clarice Lispector, Clark Ashton Smith, Colin Insole, Conrad Williams, D.F. Lewis, D.P. Watt, Damian Murphy, Damien Angelica Walters, David Mathew, Doris Lessing, Douglas Thompson, Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Wharton, Elizabeth Bowen, Ellen Datlow, Eric Schaller, Finnegans Wake, Fiona Pitt-Kethley, Flannery O’Connor, Frances Hardinge, Frances Oliver, François Mauriac, Gary Couzens, Gary Fry, Gary McMahon, Gemma Files, George Berguño, Georgina Bruce, Glen Hirshberg, Gwendolyn Kiste, H.A. Manhood, H.P. Lovecraft, Harold Billings, Haruki Murakami, Helen Grant, Helen Marshall, Henry James, Howard Watts, Ian Parkinson, Interzone, Jason A. Wyckoff, J.J. Haas, J.S. Breukelaar, J.W. Böhm, James Everington, Jean Ray, Jeffrey Ford, Jeffrey Thomas, Jeff VanderMeer, Jeremy Reed, Joan Lindsay, Joe Pulver, Joel Lane, John Langan, John Cowper Powys, John Gale, John Howard, John Travis, Johnny Mains, Jonathan Coe, Jonathan Wood, Jon Padgett, Julie Travis, Justin Isis, Karen Heuler, Karim Ghahwagi, Kazuo Ishiguro, Kerry Hadley-Pryce, Kristi DeMeester, Kristine Ong Muslim, Kurt Fawver, L.A. Lewis, Laird Barron, Laura Mauro, Lee Rourke, Leena Krohn, Lesley Kara, Livia Llewellyn, Lord Dunsany, Louis Marvick, Malcolm Devlin, Malcolm Lowry, Marcel Schwob, Marion Arnott, Mark Samuels, Mark Valentine, Mary Rickert, Matt Leyshon, Matthew M. Bartlett, May Sinclair, Melanie Tem, Michael Cisco, Michael Griffin, Michael Wehunt, Michael Wyndham Thomas, Michel Faber, Mike O’Driscoll, Nadia Bulkin, Nathan Ballingrud, Neil Williamson, Nicholas Royle, Nicole Cushing, Nina Allan, Paul Auster, Paul Meloy, Paul Tremblay, Peter Bell, Philip Fracassi, Phyllis Paul, Priya Sharma, Quentin S Crisp, R.A. Lafferty, R.B. Russell, Rachel Cusk, Ralph Robert Moore, Rameau’s Nephew, Ramsey Campbell, Ray Cluley, Rebecca Lloyd, Reggie Oliver, Rhys Hughes, Richard Gavin, Robert Aickman, Robert W. Chambers, Ron Weighell, Rosalie Parker, Rosanne Rabinowitz, S.P. Miskowski, Salman Rushdie, Samuel Beckett, Samuel Fisher, Sarah Perry, Scott Nicolay, Silvina Ocampo, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Simon Strantzas, Sofia Samatar, Stephan Friedman, Stephen Bacon, Stephen J. Clark, Stephen King, Stephen Volk, Steve Duffy, Steve Rasnic Tem, T.E.D. Klein, T.E. Grau, Ted Chiang, Thomas Ligotti, Thomas Phillips, Thomas Strømsholt, Tim Nickels, Tristam Shandy, Truman Capote, Ursula Pflug, V.H. Leslie, Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov, W.N.P Barbellion, William H. Gass, Wyl Menmuir, Xan Brooks.

“I see a point and I see the links to the points that constellate them. I go for the ones with the most links. They’re obviously the strongest.”

Started reviewing THE CLOCKWORM AND OTHER STORIES by Karen Heuler here: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2019/01/21/the-clockworm-karen-heuler/

36b7c045-5216-4580-ac43-1dfce02c457cHERE AND THERE

“She seemed to think through her fingertips, always reaching for shapes that she could use to build her bridges.”

The inspired and up-spiring story of Nola Poterri, from childhood onward into age, a story that affected me deeply. What a magnificent start to this book! From outset, she is obsessed with building bridges, layers of them, from point to point, centre to centre, miraculously described, towards an invisible bridge and paper ones, building sometimes to the chagrin of neighbours, later with their gratitude, and with the perhaps equivocal support of her father, but enduring the lack of support for women as civil engineers, and as beset by sexual abuse. Infrequently described deadpan, sometimes magically. The yearning machinations, as I see them, towards bridge-nirvana are implicit and explicit in this story, a story that serves as a wonderful fable for my own gestalt real-time reviewing and other literary bridge-building over most of my life…

“I see a point and I see the links to the points that constellate them. I go for the ones with the most links. They’re obviously the strongest.”

The photo above first appeared in one of my reviews in 2013 HERE.