Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Friday, August 14, 2015

Midori Snyder on "Maze of Blood"

A pre-pub review pilfered from novelist Midori Snyder's In the Labyrinth, a great place in general, and also a great place to find a review of "Maze of Blood," labyrinths and mazes being kindred... Though near the end of the pre-pub period (pub date is September 1), the book is already available.

February 24, 2015

6 comments:

  1. Two baited hooks have reeled me in: Howard and Youmans. What more does a reader need to know? So, let the ordering and reading begin!

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    1. Hello, Tim--

      Thanks, and hope you are having a lovely August (hot!) day down South and are enjoying a good book right now!

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    2. Thank you. The sun shines, and I keep putting one foot in front of the other. Today I am (re)reading Melville, who is a far cry from Howard and Youmans. He is telling an odd tale about whaling that is turning out to be quite a whopper!

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    3. Good! And I don't know, I've had a long obsession with that book. Also with Hawthorne, from whom Melville caught fire.

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  2. Just ordered my copy. As you know, I've been looking forward to this one for quite some time. Congrats on getting it out there into the world!

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    1. I am glad, Jeff... And thank you--while I don't particularly expect the world to notice mine amid the deluge of books, I'm grateful for your notice! A great reader is a wonderful thing.

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.