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The Masters Review Leaves Us Speechless

The Masters Review posted its review of Honey from the Lion, and completely wowed us! Here are a few of our favorite sentences from Brett Beach’s fantastic response to the book.

“The novel moves with the assured pace of a thriller, while sentence by sentence Null plays with the language of place, of longing, and of violence.”

“At a time when California’s coast has been given a death sentence, ice caps are melting, and warnings about the sustainability of man’s consumption are still dismissed by some politicians and citizens, Null’s evocation of the forest’s steady destruction is both a prescient fable of our future and a humbling reminder of man’s consistent and tyrannical history of ruin at any cost.”

“Frankly no first novel has the right to be this good—and yet, Null succeeds.”

Thanks so much to Brett and to the Masters Review!

Steve Almond on the DFW Biography

Wallace’s psychological struggles, it becomes evident, made him more humble and empathic. He found in the recovery process, and later in nonfiction assignments, a means by which he could cast his gaze onto the world around him and away from the dark reverberations within him. The cleverness in which he cloaked himself gave way to an overt and insistent humanism.

– Steve Almond, reviewing D.T. Max’s biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Story Is a Ghost Story.