Posts by: Joseph Michael Owens

Deus Ex Machina so far

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Rumpus Book Club member Joseph M. Owens responds to this month’s book club selection, Deus Ex Machina by Andrew Foster Altschul. ** I always like to get my overall impressions of a book out of the way at the beginning in case someone is too impatient to read my entire review.  With that said, I really […]

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Joe Owens: The Last Book I Loved, The Wilding

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Benjamin Percy can probably kick my ass.  At least his prose gives me no reason to believe otherwise. Equal parts grit, subtlety and a silver-tongued bravura, Percy’s style makes me kind of want to call him a prosaic assassin if only prosaic assassin didn’t sound like a new flavor of Cheetos.  But there is a lot more […]

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