Tag Archives: May 2016

Talon Review: May 2016

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An Entryway / Taylor Bump

Hurrying you along from one bustling cafe to the next train stop and plunking you down in the middle of an existential crisis, “Berlin Journal” by Josip Novakovich is travel literature at is best. More than a well-written itinerary entry, … Continue reading

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“The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break” / Katrice Stover

The novel The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, by Steve Sherrill, is a witty and relatable story about a Minotaur, worn down from thousands of years alive, living day by day with several obstacles, both physical and emotional. He works … Continue reading

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“Snow Powder” / Brad Lancaster

In his collection of short stories entitled Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust, Josip Novakovich writes one piece called Snow Powder. In this story, a young boy named Mirko lives in his village as an outsider at school due to his common … Continue reading

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“Hail” / Cai Doran

Josip Novakovich’s short story “Hail” is the story of Haris, a Buddhist pacifist fighting for the Bosnian Muslim forces. The story takes place during the conflict between the Muslims and the Serbians. Haris and his group attempt to ambush a … Continue reading

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A Rap: Novakovich / Nataliegh Lay

Novakovich and his lad Went to Blue Note to listen to jazz; When listening to his story it’s like talking to your friend, Conversational tone is the message it sends. What does that mean? It means he’s not grand, There … Continue reading

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