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Archive for June, 1995

  1. Douglas Coupland’s “Microserfs”  • 
    This book review was originally published in the Baltimore Evening Sun on June 26, 1995. Disregard that old phrase about how you can’t judge a book by its cover when you read Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs. The 33-year-old Canadian’s novels are so accurately conveyed by their packaging that sometimes I wonder whether Coupland’s just hacking out […]
  2. Laurie Foos’ “Ex Utero”  • 
    Laurie Foos is hardly Sigmund Freud, and her debut novel "Ex Utero" is a purely pop creation. But far be it from me to deny anyone the pleasure of reading this lightning-quick, chuckle-inducing mite of a book.
  3. Jane Smiley’s “Moo”  • 
    In "Moo," a brilliant, good-natured, sprawling satire set in a fictional Iowa state university known as Moo U., Smiley might let you down in the end by refusing to give certain members of her pigheaded cast of characters their just desserts, but it's a hell of a ride along the way.