WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Hurricaned

Here’s a shoutout to friend-of-the-blog, John Howell, whose home in Port Aransas, Texas, has been getting pummeled by Hurricane Harvey for the past 24 hours. John and family have made … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 · 6 Comments

Sure gonna miss W. P. Kinsella

Woke up this morning to learn that one of my literary heroes has died. W. P. Kinsella, author of Shoeless Joe, most famously, but a consistent and always entertaining writer … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

More What The Hell gift ideas

You know you have to have an Edgar Allen Poe lunchbox. I offer this as a prompt to find a way to get someone to give you an Edgar Allen … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 9 Comments

The flamethrowers: feminism and literature

“Countless decisions I’ve made about what to write and how to write it have been in acquiescence to the opinions of the white male literati.” — Claire Vaye Watkins Have … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · 8 Comments

Bulletin bulletin bulletin

Just an alert to regular readers here that I’m preparing one of my sporadic newsletters for delivery later this week. If you aren’t already a subscriber — and I know … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

With a little help from our “friends”: Amazon is deleting some reviews

Here we go again — Amazon getting all Stasi on us. This just came into my radar range yesterday, when a Goodreads author posted a petition (below) complaining that Amazon … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 20 Comments

Never give a Finch

I won’t be reading Harper Lee’s, Go Set A Watchman. Why? Because “Atticus Finch” is gone. Atticus Finch, sans quotation marks, survives in the new novel as a KKK-sampling elderly … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 42 Comments