Books from Other Publishers Reviewed by the Staff of the Poison Pie Publishing House

 

Bestiaries of 2016
In this review, the staff of the Poison Pie Publishing House discuss several bestiaries published in the calendar year 2016, with particular emphasis on Imbelnhi's Bestiary (Flying NightBear Games) and S. Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors (Chaosium Inc.).
Review Date: December 3, 2016
Reviewer: David Keffer
Link to Review: link

 

Improvising Freely: The ABC's of an Experience
Title: Improvising Freely: The ABC's of an Experience
Author: Lê Quan Ninh
Publisher: PS Guelph
Publication Date: 2014
Review Date: November 6, 2014
Reviewer: David Keffer
Link to Review: link

 

Dreadmire
Title: Dreadmire: The Only Swamp Sourcebook You Will Ever Need
Author: Randy Richards
Publisher: Spellbinder Games
Publication Date: 2006
Review Date: November 8, 2014
Reviewer: David Keffer
Link to Review: link

 

Three Kingdoms
Title: Three Kingdoms
Author: attributed to Luo Guanzhong (ca. 1330-ca. 1400)
Translator: Moss Roberts
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press (Beijing)
Publication Date: 1991
Review Date: February, 2005
Reviewer: David Keffer
Link to Review: link

 

Creation of the Gods
Title: Creation of the Gods
Author: unknown author(s) during the Ming Dynasty (c. 1368-1644 A.D.)
Translator: Gu Zhizhong
Publisher: New World Press (Beijing)
Publication Date: 1992
Review Date: January, 2002
Reviewer: David Keffer
Link to Review: link

 

Outlaws of the Marsh
Title: Outlaws of the Marsh
Authors: Shi Nai'an (ca. 1290-ca. 1365) and Luo Guanzhong (ca. 1330-ca. 1400)
Translator: Sidney Shapiro
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press (Beijing)
Publication Date: 1980
Review Date: October, 2001
Reviewer: David Keffer
Link to Review: link

 

Translated Fiction of Primo Levi
Description: Primo Levi: Mapping Post Modern Fiction Onto the Periodic Table
A critical analysis of the fiction of the Italian chemist and Holocaust survivor, Primo Levi, written with Allan B. Ruch, which introduces Levi to new readers and focuses on six volumes of fictional work with post-modern relevance. Originally published in the Scriptorium of The Modern Word website.
Review Date: 2001
Reviewer: David Keffer w/ Allan B. Ruch
Link to Review: link

 

Translated Fiction of Kobo Abé
Description: Kobo Abé: The Clinical Eye of the Physician
A critical analysis of the fiction of the Japanese existentialist and absurdist, Kobo Abé, which investigates eight novels and uniquely evaluates the writing of Kobo Abé through the criteria for literature proposed by Italo Calvino in Six Memos for the Next Millenium. Originally published in the Scriptorium of The Modern Word website.
Review Date: 2000
Reviewer: David Keffer
Link to Review: link