Thursday, August 8, 2013
Others of my Kind by James Sallis A Shadow Review
While the book is lean in pages, it has a power that is perfect in its execution. The language is both simple and yet rich in its imagery and metaphor. With each new book James Sallis reaches ever higher into the pantheon of pure writing. The beauty and empathy that he radiates in his prose is breathtaking. His melding of humans and nature allow the reader to feel a wholeness with the world we live in that is rarely found in modern literature. I cannot praise this gem of a novel enough and hope that all who read this review avail themselves of a chance to experience something unique.
Jim Sallis will be at the Poisoned Pen, along with his band, Three Legged Dog, on September 13th. Come and meet one of the great men of American letters. He can also, "play that guitar just like ringin' a bell."
reviewed by: Steve Shadow Schwartz
Posted by steven schwartz at 2:39 PM