by Katherine Dunn
All the Clean Ones Are Married:
And Other Everyday Calamities in Moscow
by Lori Cidylo
by Sandra Dallas
The Bird Artist
by Howard Norman
"Geek Love" was the weirdest of the bunch. I think it was better in concept than execution, or maybe I was just too distracted. "Tallgrass" was pleasant enough; you could recommend it to your grandmother. "All the Clean Ones Are Married" was a bit scattered. Interesting bits and pieces about living in Russia in the '90s, but it didn't hang together well. "The Bird Artist" is the best of them, well-written with interesting plotting.