My latest has gone up at http://www.tcj.com/the-only-sensible-response/
It begins: When I was asked to review Robusto!!! (Lovecraft House. 2016) by its editor /translator/publisher Dragana Drobjnak, you could pretty much sum-up all I knew about Serbia in two words: “Novak Djokovic.”
This turned out not to be strictly true. Thinking further, I came up with a war (against Bosnia), a massacre (Srebrenika), NATO bombing, and a head-of-state (Milosevic) tried for war crimes. Also Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic. (My wife is a huge tennis fan.)
And I’d read Rebecca West’s pre-World War II classic, “Black Lamb and Grey Falcon.” Of which I remembered nothing.
So I did not appear the most qualified reviewer.
But I agreed to take a look.