Beyond the Blurb: On Critics and Criticism. Published by Cow Eye Press


Nick L

Hi Tre,

I like the material you cover on your website. Recently I self-published a book entitled Joe's Odyssey. It is a comic novel about a man who steals a yacht from a mob boss and sails around the world with a group of college party boys as the mobster goes after him trying to get revenge. It is a shade over 200 pages. I am hoping you would be willing to read it and give it a review. I will send a physical copy of it to you if you'd like.



Cecilia M. Fernandez

Hello, Daniel, Just read your incredible review of Amilcar Scott's newest book of stories and was wondering if you would consider reviewing my collection, Grieving for Guava, to be published next month by the University Press of Kentucky (same press as Amilcar's Insurrections).
The collection focuses on the obsession of refugees, in this case Cubans, with going back home while building a half-life in America.
Let me know. My email is

David Rose

Hello Daniel,
I have just come across and read your penetrating review of Edmond Caldwell's novel Human Wishes/Enemy Combatants. I also reviewed it, for American Book Review, in 2012, but that review has been reposted today on the website of American ex-patriate writer Steven Augustine: The Imperialist.
Three years after Edmond Caldwell's death, his novel is out of print, his publisher having folded, as I understand it, but there is still interest in his novel, and in the possibility of its being republished by some risk-taking press of the sort you commend in your review. Any support you can lend to that endeavour would be much appreciated by those of us familiar with the work
David Rose

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