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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones October 9, 2011 - 4:39pm

in case people havent noticed, the first essay from clevenger is up. it's one of my personal favorites THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS. check it out. it might be interesting to discuss it a little, too....

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. October 9, 2011 - 5:29pm

I can't wait until he posts the rest of them. I read some of them on the cult. His essays are priceless. I need to read up on Palahniuk's essays again, its been a while. I still wish his Q&A's were transferred here too though.

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fummeltunte from Seattle is reading The Left Hand of Darkness October 9, 2011 - 6:17pm

I read "The Devil is in the Details" a couple days ago, to try and prompt some writing out of me. It was really useful, since it's rife with great examples from different authors. Looking forward to more essays from Clevenger. 

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Craig Clevenger from Joshua Tree, CA October 10, 2011 - 11:20pm

Thanks, y'all. I've been volleying with Kirk and Dennis re translocating the pieces from over at the Cult to this here site, but I've got a few new ones in the works, LitReactor exclusives, premium content, top-secret, gold star, secret handshake/password and whatnot. Will crank 'em out as quickly as I can.


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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 11, 2011 - 8:49pm

Secret handshakes, nice. Digital handshakes.

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iBronco from New Jersey is reading White Noise October 13, 2011 - 3:41pm

I just read through Chuck's Essays. Incredible insight. I appreciate all of his work in a new light, now. Looking forward to The rest of Craig's, and hopefully, others. 

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts October 13, 2011 - 4:08pm

Not having read Clevenger's ones before, I keep checking twice a day to see if another one is up. I like his style of portraying information because quick barrages of information is sort of how my brain locks onto things, and Palahniuk's are some of the best informative essays because he employs the techniques right from the start, he proves it to you. The columns section also has some interesting essays on craft so far.

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Craig Clevenger from Joshua Tree, CA October 14, 2011 - 1:44pm
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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. October 14, 2011 - 11:05pm

Fucking brilliant.