WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Coming soon!

The Disappointed Housewife is approaching! I’ve received a number of fun pieces the last few weeks, and though I’m still keeping the pre-launch submission window open, the big day will … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · 25 Comments

Play mystique for me

I’ve just made my annual skim through the New York Times list of 100 notable books. Same as it ever was. In the spirit of The Disappointed Housewife, I always … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · 8 Comments

Laying the groundwork

RE: Last week’s post about a possible new literary journal called The Disappointed Housewife, I’ve been doing some early foundational work on it to see if it might be able … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · 28 Comments

Another outlet for brain droppings?

The other night I dreamed that I founded a new literary magazine. To be honest, someone else in the dream was the true founder, but she asked me to give … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · 19 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

Revisiting Town Father

I’ve been dipping into my indie catalog lately, featuring an excerpt from the books I’ve published since 2013. This week it’s Town Father‘s turn. This might well be the only … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · 11 Comments

“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt”

Hey, Kurt Vonnegut fans. Did you hear? Someone was digging around in old files and stumbled across five unpublished short stories by Mr. V. They seem to date from the … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 · 7 Comments

Revisiting Yesterday Road

Last week I took you down memory lane and ran an excerpt from Occasional Soulmates. This week, because its fourth anniversary is coming up pretty soon, I thought I’d flaunt … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 8 Comments

Revisiting Occasional Soulmates

Now and then I reread some of my own stuff, just to see if it’s holding up. Last night I was browsing through Occasional Soulmates. You should read Occasional Soulmates. … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · 8 Comments