Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Quill & Quire reviews Combat Camera

Our first official Fall 10 review is out, with Claire Cameron reviewing A. J. Somerset's Combat Camera in the Quill & Quire. Cameron says, in part:

A book about a wounded alcoholic and a battered porn star might sound like a grim read, and in some ways that is just what Combat Camera is. Full of violence, both domestic and foreign, the story is gritty and raw. But somerset draws connections between disparate places to uncover universal truthsabout our reactions to violence ... Ultimately Zane is a rambling, tragic and surprisingly funny figure, and his tragic circumstances take on a strange kind of beauty. What this novel successfully shows is the way in which art can exist in the midst of mayhem.

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