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Joshua Mohr's first review for his first novel, Some Things That Meant the World to Me (we'll be releasing his second novel June 2010), is a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
Here's a snippet:
"Mohr's first novel is biting and heartbreaking, a piercing look at the indelible scars a violent past has left on a young man named Rhonda. The disturbing narrative engine - Rhonda's renaming and reimagining of the world around him to fit into his damaged logic - keeps the story creepily moving as it touches on homebrew prison wine and Rhonda's friendship with his childhood self, little-Rhonda. Mohr uses punchy, tightly wound prose to pull readers into a nightmarish landscape, but he never loses the heart of his story; it's as touching as it is shocking."
1940, by Jay Neugeboren, is a finalist for historical fiction in ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards.
The Drop Edge of Yonder, by Rudolph Wurlitzer, is a finalist for literary fiction in ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards.
Winners will be announced at Book Expo America, late-May. Stay tuned...
The Drop Edge of Yonder by Rudolph Wurlitzer was praised by readers of The Believer as one of the "strongest works of fiction published in 2008."
Apparently, once all the tabs were tabulated and all the hanging chads were swept under the doormat, they found it to be the 19th highest vote-getter.
Over at The Believer website, they have the top twenty books in the reader survey arranged, before listing what appear to be the next 30 or 40 in no apparent order.
Boom goes the dynamite.