Edited by Dave Eggers
With work by Roddy Doyle, Stephen Elliott, Peter Orner, Joyce Carol Oates, Yannick Murphy, and Miranda July, as well as the triumphant return of Arthur Bradford and stories concerning fistfighting Mormons, New Zealand police
malfeasance, and a man named Trang, and with all of those works interspersed with heartfelt letters to Ray Charles and storyboards by some of the finest pen-and-ink artists of our day, our twenty-first issue is sure to be one of our best assemblages yet.
I quite enjoyed this issue. The pen-and-ink storyboards were great and the stories, even though some of them were a touch bizarre, were all quite interesting this time around. A couple that stood out as memorable for me were “The Pram” by Roddy Doyle, “The Strange Career of Dr. Raju Gopalarajan” by Rajesh Parameswaran, and “I Feel Free” by Greg Ames. I’ve heard Issue 22 is quite spectacular but I’m still waiting for it to arrive. Something to look forward to.
My Rating: 3.5/5
“That day I carried the dream around like a full glass of water, moving gracefully so I would not lose any of it.”
("Majesty" by Miranda July)