RaveThe New York Time Book Review... engrossing ... can lead to a certain emotional abstraction, but these stories’ virtues more than compensate. Tuten’s prose is always vital, often dazzling ... neither normative nor predictable, and it bears the firm impress of the soul.
Joyce Carol Oates
RaveThe New York Times Book ReviewBreathe is a fever dream of a novel, and it’s as an allegory of grief that it most sparkles ... Breathe is also a moving meditation on grief time, where there is no beginning, no end, and \'each hour, each day, passes with excruciating slowness yet it is all happening very quickly\'. And true to O’Connor’s dictum, Oates lands the book’s wonderful ending.
RaveThe New York Times Book ReviewLast Last Chance isn’t your average novel, thanks in no small part to Maazel’s funny, lacerating prose. The book fits squarely in the tradition of novels about the wealthy and dissolute, but ultimately it’s less John Cheever than Denis Johnson — the Denis Johnson of Jesus’ Son, with its drug-addled narrators — though Maazel’s voice is more caffeinated, more fueled by attitude...and more prone to hectoring ... Maazel is particularly adept at conveying the desperation of the addict, how everything — even a potentially world-ending plague — is eclipsed by the need for a fix ... But Maazel’s novel is most powerful in its quieter, more mundane moments ... One instance of absurdism could as easily be exchanged for another; at times the novel loses its sense of inevitability.