Rain Taxi Review of Books Online

Rain Taxi
Review of Books Online,
website review by Al Paulson,
Utne Reader Online
For those familiar with the newsprint stock quarterly Rain
Taxi Review of Books,
you’ll be thrilled with the online
edition. ‘Rain Taxi’ may sound like the title of a Tom Waits song
but it’s actually a refreshing review of poetry, drama, fiction,
and non-fiction that veers off the familiar path winding through
mega-stores like Border’s and Target. The online version of Rain
covers similar ground and features colorful cover art
where the print version is only black and white. In the Spring 2001
issue you can wander through the shelves and read reviews of recent
works by such diverse talents as Christine Hume, Rick Moody, Tony
Kushner, Katherine McNamara, and photographer Walker Evans. There’s
also a link to the ‘Brainstorm Series’ that ‘showcases daring
original work by innovative authors, each limited to an edition of
300 copies’ and an online index of authors where you can read past
reviews and interviews. This site is a must for ‘people of letters’
who want to surf the web on a higher plane.


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