Posts by: Matthew Jakubowski

Party On: An experimental review of Ksenia Buksha’s Freedom Factory

It was a surprisingly hilarious novel, a bubbling pot of big personalities, forty short chapters bursting with historical detail, wit, and Communist Party nostalgia.

Soprascarpa di Gomma: Poisonville

In 1929, a year before his classic The Maltese Falcon was published, Dashiell Hammett began his debut novel Red Harvest with these two lines: “I first heard Personville called Poisonville…