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PopMatters: Tales of Woe

Dr. Shathley Q is taking a long look at Tales of Woe for Popmatters.  I believe this is the first of several parts: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/129725-tomorrow-on-the-day-before-tales-of-woe/

“Tales of Woe, a book that will undoubtedly come define our generational zeitgeist, in it's overturning of the thrall of commercialist catharsis. ...  after Friends and The X-Files, Boston Legal, House and The Corrections, reading Tales of Woe feels like a beginning, like the fertile soil of a generational nightmare has at last been properly tilled and readied for something to grow.”  —Shathley Q, Popmatters

“It feels good in my hands, heavy, shaped. Small and black, tight. Like an airport-hotel room bible, like it’s the right shape to fill in the gaps. And heavy, like it’s otherworldly, alien or improbably shriven of all need to fit into the world. Hand-made alien object, like the kind Karl Marx denigrated in Capital.”  —Shathley Q, Popmatters