Pax Americana Reviewed by Critic John Domini for Vol. 1 Brooklyn

Pop Culture Tropes and Chilling Satire: A Review of Kurt Baumeister’s “Pax Americana” By John Domini On September 18, 2017 · 0 Comments · In Book Review, Featured, Lit.   These are dark times for black comedy, especially if a humorist takes on American politics. A mere novel, it would seem, can never match the Real World. The problem clearly occurred to Kurt Baumeister, …

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Pax Americana Reviewed at The Brooklyn Rail

Kurt Baumeister’s Pax Americana by Gabino Iglesias The current political panorama will undoubtedly produce some outstanding critical fiction. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait long because some of it is already here. Kurt Baumeister’s Pax Americana, his first novel, is a strange hybrid narrative that weaves together a science fiction drama with a hilarious thriller and sprinkles the …

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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 …

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TNB Book Review: The Sarah Book, by Scott McClanahan

TNB Book Review: The Sarah Book, by Scott McClanahan By Kurt BaumeisterJuly 03, 2017 Fiction Reviews “Country roads, take me home To the place I belong West Virginia, mountain momma Take me home, country roads” -John Denver, “Take Me Home, Country Roads”   If I were partial to the Denver School of Criticism, I might spend hours coming …

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TNB Book Review: Joseph by Dena Rash Guzman

TNB Book Review: Joseph, by Dena Rash Guzman By Kurt BaumeisterJune 30, 2017 Poetry Reviews   “I Dug the Hole Already, joseph”   My beauty a shovel. A spoon of aconite and arsenic. In your mouth refusing food. To beg instead a stylish garter drama. Prussic acid gimlet. Open veins bleed hell. I’ll ring your bell, son. …

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Kurt Baumeister Interviewed by Matt Norman for J.M.W.W.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 The World of Pax Americana: An Interview with Kurt Baumeister Earlier this summer, I had the chance to interview novelist Kurt Baumeister about his fantastic debut novel Pax Americana. Part lit fiction, part thriller, part revisionist history, it's one of the most unique books I've read in a very long time. Here's a transcript of …

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Kurt Baumeister Interviewed by Tobias Carroll for Vol. 1 Brooklyn

“We Carry Our Demise in Our Original Intent”: Kurt Baumeister on “Pax Americana” By Tobias Carroll On June 20, 2017 · 0 Comments · In Featured, Interviews, Lit.   Kurt Baumeister’s new novel Pax Americana is a tale of espionage, politics, and technology that could alter human society forever. It’s set in the near future–but this is also the near future of an alternate timeline, where …

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