Articles by John Davidson

July 3, 2013

The Last of the Comanches: Philipp Meyer’s The Son 5

Meyer’s aim is not to condemn white settlers or the founders of the Republic of Texas, any more than he seeks to condemn the Comanche or the Mexicans. But neither does he defend them, and everyone, in his telling, comes away with blood on their hands.

January 26, 2012

Frankenstein’s Crowdsourced Monster: hitRECord’s Tiny Book of Tiny Stories 1

The most remarkable thing about Tiny Stories is the experimental, collaborative process behind its creation and the high quality of work that’s resulted from it. This is not what one would expect from a site where anyone can upload whatever they want and everyone can remix everyone else’s work and use it to make whatever.