Ian MacAllen

Hipster Sentimentality in “Kings County” – Chicago Review of Books

David Goodwillie leans heavily on nostalgic sentimentality to carry his literary mystery novel, Kings County, but the suspense-driven plot flounders as the characters...

Finding Family in “All Adults Here” – Chicago Review of Books

Set in the fictional, Hudson Valley village of Clapham, Emma Straub’s All Adults Here explores the city dweller’s pastoral fantasy. Goat farms, a...

A Bleak, Humorous Look Into Futurity – Chicago Review of Books

We have been living in the future for a while now: drones deliver packages, watches track vital signs, meat substitutes grow in labs....