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REVIEW Is Blood Thicker Than Purified Apocalypse Water?: John Christopher’s No Blade of Grass (1956)

Imagine Chevy Chase’s Vacation where Clark W. Griswold isn’t a dumbass, and he and the fam are being chased across the country by hijackers, murderers, and rapists. In England. Initially published in the UK as The Death of Grass, John Christopher’s 1956 novel tells the story about how a catastrophic food shortage caused by a plant virus plays …

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RECOMMENDED The Eclectic Band-Aid Fishing Trip: 92 in the Shade by Thomas McGuane

Imagine Batman vs. the Joker except less self-righteous and without merch or fast-food tie-ins. Or imagine Wall Street in a subtropical paradise except no one is rich or powerful, and no pointed lessons are learned. Or imagine a Hemingway fishing story as written by Hunter S. Thompson and you’re getting very close to Thomas McGuane’s 92 in …

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RECOMMENDED The Theology-Geometry Remedy Comedy: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Imagine Don Quixote as an overweight, unemployed thirty-year-old who lives on soda and Doris Day movies–and who lives off of his mother–running around The Big Easy quoting Boethius while vocally condemning the city and its citizens for their “lack of theology and geometry.” A Confederacy of Dunces is an American picaresque, a comic masterpiece by the …

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PunchRiot: Literary, Not Pretentious

Welcome to PunchRiot, our newly-launched platform and subscription-based literary magazine promoting the written word and authors–especially new and indie authors with a masculine (or feminine) edge. What’s the difference between the website and the magazine? This website is a open, public online platform for news about our magazine and other projects as well as book reviews, author …

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