The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 8

The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 8 By Kurt BaumeisterAugust 24, 2017 Books & Publishing   The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro   Powered by prose at once enchanting and colloquial, true, vividly-realized characters, and a literary voice that practically reverberates with authority, Fierro’s The Gypsy Moth Summer may not only be this year’s best second novel, but …

Continue reading The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 8

Advertisements

Kurt Baumeister: The TNB Self-Interview

https://thenervousbreakdown.com/tnbfiction/2017/06/kurt-baumeister-the-tnb-self-interview/ By Kurt Baumeister for TNB FictionJune 02, 2017 Fiction Self-Interviews Kurt Baumeister (KGB) vs. Kurt Baumeister’s Doppelganger (2.0)   Kurt Baumeister’s debut novel, a satirical spy thriller entitled Pax Americana (Stalking Horse Press), was released into the wild on March 15. Baumeister took a brief break from his whirlwind world tour to sit down with his …

Continue reading Kurt Baumeister: The TNB Self-Interview

An Excerpt from Pax Americana (The Nervous Breakdown)

http://thenervousbreakdown.com/tnbfiction/2017/06/excerpt-of-pax-americana-by-kurt-baumeister/ By Kurt Baumeister for TNB FictionJune 02, 2017 Novel Commercial Wisdom   Ravelton Parlay was a wealthy man and a rational, even calculating one. But that didn’t mean he was beyond belief either in theory or in practice. The guy had faith in spades. Not to mention diamonds, clubs, and hearts. The truth was Parlay had …

Continue reading An Excerpt from Pax Americana (The Nervous Breakdown)

The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 7

By Kurt Baumeister for The Nervous BreakdownMay 01, 2017 Fiction Reviews   The Yellow House by Chiwan Choi   One part poetry, one part meditation on memory, Chiwan Choi’s third collection, The Yellow House, is a collage of captured instances, a tale of remembrances fragmented by time. A haunting, semi-hallucinatory trip through the immigrant’s perpetual no-man’s …

Continue reading The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 7

The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 6

By Kurt BaumeisterJanuary 12, 2017   Mircobrew will return in its usual form in early February with 2017’s first batch of new books. For now, here are my ten favorites from 2016, in no particular order, along with a favorite chosen by each of the authors I selected. I have to admit, looking at this …

Continue reading The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 6

The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 5

By Kurt Baumeister for The Nervous BreakdownDecember 21, 2016 Fiction Reviews December, the end of the Julian calendar year. For critics, it’s time to get listy, to go all effusive, doe-eyed, and misty over what we’ve read during the prior three-hundred-and-something days. For authors, it’s time to hunker down in our metaphorical emotional foxholes, to employ …

Continue reading The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 5

The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 3

By Kurt Baumeister for The Nervous BreakdownAugust 31, 2016 Fiction Reviews   Whether we’re talking about simple book reviews, hardcore literary criticism, or even the deathsport-cum-puffery that goes with writing workshops, it’s easy to make literary opinions about yourself rather than the work at hand. There are a lot of different ways this can happen in …

Continue reading The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 3