Now operational on Flipboard, a new(ish) thingie populated by Frederick Barthelme and friends, located here on your radio dial. Please take a look and “like” if you like, and subscribe, follow, visit often, express opinions, etc.
For no reason other than it’ll likely break your heart, you are invited to listen to this Clifton Chenier tune from the Les Blank film “Hot Pepper.” The whole film is equally wonderful and available on TCM and possibly its on-demand version, and from Les Blank Films.
Here is a link to a late review of TMBSM stumbled upon at the terrific Cosmonauts Avenue site.
The wonderful poet and fiction writer Lisa Zeidner wrote a very kind review of There Must Be Some Mistake on Goodreads which you may have missed! It is herewith linked.
Below please to find reviews and remarks concerning the author’s recent novel, There Must Be Some Mistake. Most of these are reasonably favorable, as you might have imagined, finding them here linked.
Tzer Island Blog
The New York Times
The New Yorker
An Amazon review.
Lisa Zeidner at Goodreads
Mary Miller in Trop
At Swiftly Tilting Planet
Steven Kellman in the Dallas Morning News
Harvey Freedenberg at Shelf-Awareness
Nancy Conners at Cleveland Plain Dealer
Ellen Akins at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Propelled by staccato dialogue and a soundtrack of trashy television shows, Barthelme’s devilishly funny, gorgeously atmospheric, and wryly noirish farce brilliantly poses provocative questions about artifice and reality, loyalty and love, cowardice and valor.
— Donna Seaman, Booklist
Frederick Barthelme’s new novel There Must Be Some Mistake is due from Little, Brown & Co. in October 2014. In the novel a fiftyish graphic designer forced into retirement discovers, in spite of a parade of unlikely events, including numerous deaths, suicides, threats, explosions, and similar, that it might still be a bearable day in the neighborhood. A lovely new novel from the author The New Yorker calls, “the master of the low-key epiphany.” Read more There Must Be Some Mistake
The novel Waveland was published by Doubleday in 2009 in hardcover and 2010 in paper. It is set in Waveland, Mississippi, a year after hurricane Katrina leveled the place. The book is available in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle versions at Amazon and elsewhere.