WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Nothing is real …

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Andersen My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book. Kurt Andersen, creator of Spy magazine in the ’80s … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · 6 Comments

We put the “ogle” in Google

The Circle by Dave Eggers My rating: 2 of 5 stars This is my first David Eggers book, for some reason, and I hate to say it but I’m disappointed. … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · 14 Comments

I only have ice for you

Zero K by Don DeLillo My rating: 3 of 5 stars What do you imagine you’d get if Don DeLillo took up the subject of cryopreservation? You don’t have to … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · 8 Comments

Ted’s excellent adventures

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’d never read Ted Chiang before because I don’t tend to read sci-fi, but in … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

“Happy Hour lasts two hours”

Jesus’ Son: Stories by Denis Johnson My rating: 4 of 5 stars It took me 25 years to get around to reading Denis Johnson, and the logical book to start … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · 7 Comments

Vanishing act

Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett My rating: 3 of 5 stars For me, three stars is a good review, so I’ll say at the top that I liked this … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · 5 Comments

Appealing words

Just stopped in at my Amazon author page to see if any new reviews had popped up lately. Sadly, no. Kids, I know I sound like a broken record, but … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

A gift that keeps on giving

I thought I’d show you the review of Parts Unknown that’s really sustained me for the past fourteen years. Unlike the print review that made the rounds at the time … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · 8 Comments

The first review of Fascination is in!

I didn’t think it would come this soon! What a delightful surprise, then, when I roamed through the WordPress Reader yesterday and found a spectacular review on Audrey Driscoll’s blog. … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Historical Novel Society reviews Town Father

  How’s this for a pull quote? “Brennan does a wonderful job of bringing this off-kilter utopia to life in a narrative that is both highly entertaining and genuinely moving.” … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · 17 Comments