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Book Reviews by KNS Maré
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MAIN is pleased to present book reviews by local critic KNS Maré (nom de plume).

KNS Maré is an insatiable reader who was severely disabled in The First Culture War of 1979-1986. For his suffering, he received a Bachelor of Special Studies with honors in both English Literature and Philosophy, and a Master of Arts in English Literature. He has contributed numerous critical essays to both local and national sources of print media on virtually a pro bono basis, much to his chagrin. He has lived in Western North Carolina, full-time, since 1988.


Ava's Man
Reach Out and Derange Someone: The Worst Two Books in Recent Memory
A Critical Review of the Art of Thomas Kinkade
Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and The Pentagon Papers
Somehow Form a Family: Stories That Are Mostly True
The Short Life & Happy Times of the Shmoo
Shooting the Moon
The Dying Animal
Selkirk's Island
Fire Lover
Drake's Fortune
Breaking Clean
The Last American Man
SUMMER 2001 - Recommended Reading by KNS Mare'
The Three Pigs
The Man Who Created Paradise
The Immortal Class: Bike Messengers and the Cult of Human Power
The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
Cyberselfish: A Critical Romp Through the Terribly Libertarian Culture of High-Tech
A Gap in Nature
Warrior Politics
The Worst Book of 2000
The Worst Book of 2002
Who Guards the Guards?
Noodling For Flatheads: Moonshine, Monster Catfish, and Other Southern Comforts
A Language Older Than Words
The Best/Worst Books of 2001
The Best Books of 2000
The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War
The Best/Worst Books of 2002

Archive of old reviews

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