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Volume II, Issue 12
September 14 - September 21, 1998  
 
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Like Being Killed [2]
Discussing the "cost of consciousness" with writer Ellen Miller.
— Marion Winik, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Fiction
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Life is Short. Read Hard. [3]
Ben Marcus' "The Age of Wire and String".
— Blake de Pastino, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Non-fiction
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First Impressions [4]
Robert Kaplan's latest volume is no traditional history book, as regular readers of The Atlantic Monthly can attest.
— Jim Hotep, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Second Looks [5]
A new kind of animal stalks the land these days. If you listen closely, you can hear its strange call.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Now What? [7]
Love to read? Need some clever ideas? Our library of resources and staff picks are guaranteed to turn on plenty of mental light bulbs via your electrified eye sockets.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

he Austin Chronicle's Marion Winik sits down with author Ellen Miller to talk about her latest novel, "Like Being Killed," a book about morality's presence in a person's life. Discussing everything from the most horrific S&M scene one may have ever read in book form to creating a conduit to consciousness, read more in "Like Being Killed."

Also in books this week are reviews of books by authors Robert Kaplan, Ben Marcus, and Robert Bly, as well as several mini reviews.


Mini Reviews
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Speed Reader [6]

  • "My Heart Laid Bare" by Joyce Carol Oates
  • "A Garlic Testament" by Stanley Crawford
  • "Design for Victory" by William Bird and Harry Rubenstein
  • "Paradise Burning" by Chris Simunek


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