Read The Latest Review of Spinning The Record

In September I will be interviewed for the Wrote Podcast, and in the meantime one of the hosts, Jayne Lockwood, was generous enough to read Spinning the Record and write a fair review, which you can read here. Advertisements

Review of Beginning With The Mirror (Part 4: “Vision”)

This is a review of one short story within the collection, Beginning With The Mirror by Peter Dubé. “Vision” is the last, and in my opinion one of the most poignant stories, in the collection. The story begins with the narrator visiting his long time friend, Dean, in the hospital and we quickly learn that…

Review of Beginning With The Mirror (Part 3: “Funnel Cloud”)

This is a review of one short story within the collection, Beginning With The Mirror by Peter Dubé. “Funnel Cloud” reads more like a prose poem rather than a traditional story, not only for the attention the author gives to every word and image, but the way this story, rather than follow a narrative arc…

Review of Beginning With The Mirror (Part 2: “Needle”)

This is a review of one short story within the collection, Beginning With The Mirror by Peter Dubé. Like most of the titles in this collection, the title for “Needle” is just one word. And rather than follow the traditional arc of the short story to the protagonist’s epiphany, “Needle” instead follows a path that…

Review of Beginning With The Mirror (Part 1: “Blazon”)

This is a review of one short story within the collection, Beginning With The Mirror by Peter Dubé. “Blazon” centers on a narrator who realizes through life threatening trial and error that his same sex desire is related to fire, an ingenious and poetic way to explore internalized homophobia. “Blazon” is titled like most of…