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The Lexical Funk!

Daniel has wanted to be a writer ever since he was in elementary school.He has published stories and articles in such magazines as Slipstream, Black Petals, Spindrift, Zygote in my Coffee, and Leading Edge Science Fiction. He has written four books: The Sage and the Scarecrow (a novel), the Lexical Funk (a short story collection), Reejecttion (short story/ essay collection), and The Ghosts of Nagasaki (a novel).

August 2017
text: Micro-Author Interview - Gavin L. McAllister (Trials of Stone)
Writer Gavin L. McAllister was kind of enough to participate in this “Micro-Author Interview” series. Gavin is the author ...
Trials of Stone (Legacy of the Spire) (Volume 1) - Gavin L. McAllister
July 2017
text: It was the Internet Trolliest of Times
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of abundant data, it was the age of internet trolls and r...
July 2017
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reviewed: A Review of Kazuo Ishiguro's Nocturnes
I think if you look at my ratings on Goodreads you'll see that I'm much more sympathetic to short story collections. A good s...
Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall - Kazuo Ishiguro
July 2017
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reviewed: The Trench Angel Review - An Engaging Work of Historical Fiction
Trench Angel is a novel of early 1900s mayhem and upheaval -- a lone war photographer struggling with the memories of his pas...
The Trench Angel - Michael Keenan Gutierrez
June 2017
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reviewed: Review of "The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor"
I'm not without bias, but I'd like to think I came at this book with an open mind. I have a deep respect for hard-won experti...
The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor - William Easterly
March 2017
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reviewed: Don Quixote -- A Book Review in Three Sallies
The First Sally The story of Don Quixote is one that plays itself over and over again. In real life and in literature, to t...
Don Quixote - Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
January 2017
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reviewed: A Little Revolution for Your Literary Diet (Review of Spark)
There is more than a little despair, more than a little anger, more than a little revolution in Dreyfus’s Spark. There is an ...
Spark - Rupert Dreyfus
December 2016
text: Review of Silent Cry (Kenzaburo Oe)
***I’ve tried to eliminate the spoilers; but be WARNED -- somewhat spoilery*** Early in the novel, the main character, Mits...
The Silent Cry - Kenzaburō Ōe, John Bester
October 2016
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reviewed: Review - The Paratrooper of Mechanic Avenue
I try to imagine Lester Goran a few years before this novel was published. This must have been 1956 or 1957. He's a strugglin...
The Paratrooper of Mechanic Avenue - Lester Goran