In Ukrainian-American novelist Yuriy Tarnawsky’s new trilogy The Placebo Effect (JEF Books), the themes of alienation, abandonment, and fear of death, developed in Like Blood in Water and elaborated in The Future of Giraffes, respectively the first and second book of The Placebo Effect Trilogy, …
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Reading this in succession with Harmon Butcher and Kate Ferencz's Free Pentagram Rides, I want to just hit replay because I think this statement rings true for both zines: "There's a caste of new writing coming out now that has a very good
grasp on the power of an outline as a finished piece -capturing a
rawness, humor, weirdness and a new condensed and distorted use of
language- these collected and illustrated texts fall squarely in line
with those powers."
Not that they're the same cloth - Lopez's voice is more impish and where Butcher is camped out in the Halloween aisle, Lopez employs a more subdued sort of folk-tale sort of creeping. My main point is both are excellent selections that play fast and loose with a cavalier sort of awesome. -EF