I guess the unstated goal of any well written review is to either convince or dissuade the reader from picking up and reading the book under review. And while I’ll endeavor here to write something at least mildly engaging and standard review length I’ll just let you know off the bat that you probably don’t need to read this whole review. I say this because for this book, this anthology called &NOW 3, you will undoubtedly fall into two pretty polarized camps based on one sentence. Essentially it goes like this: If the sentence ‘This book is full of lots of different really weird stuff’ gives you the sort of excited jumpy feeling around your sternum and makes you want to run out and pick it up then just go ahead and get the anthology now.
Don’t waste any time, just go out and pick it up and read it and revel in it. If you read that sentence and get a kind of ‘oh jeez’ sinking dragging sensation then I still think you should pick the anthology up (educate yourself) but I doubt anything I can say about the thing will convince you.
Amber Sparks and Robert Kloss’ “The Desert Places” Is a vast, biblical cosmic query, a rumbling, roiling conflagration of prose that cuts to the core.
The &NOW3 awards. Pick it up, it’s really cool and I guarantee you will find something new, hidden and interesting.
Look for it here.