Books by Mitch Cullin

MITCH CULLIN is the author of six books, including Tideland and Branches, a novel-in-verse. He lives in California’s San Gabriel Valley, where in addition to writing fiction, he collaborates on various projects with the artist Peter I. Chang.


THE POST-WAR DREAM by Mitch Cullin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2008

"A misstep in Cullin's unpredictable, adventurous and, alas, frustratingly uneven oeuvre."
Yet another change of pace for the versatile Texas-born author, now living in Japan. Read full book review >
A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND by Mitch Cullin
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 26, 2005

"A talented writer's bold step forward. Let's hope Cullin isn't finished with Sherlock Holmes."
This wistful portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in old age is a real departure from Cullin's previous up-and-down fiction (Undersurface, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >
UNDERSURFACE by Mitch Cullin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"From deep inside the man's head there's no denying the completeness of his transformation, but even so the brutality of the endgame here seems to go a step too far."
Taking a thread from his last novel, The Cosmology of Bing (2001), for his fifth, Cullin uses a true story and his true gift for grit to record the unraveling of a high-school English teacher as he moves a bit too inexorably from heterosexual family life to a gay nightlife, and ultimately to murder. Read full book review >
FROM THE PLACE IN THE VALLEY DEEP IN THE FOREST by Mitch Cullin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2001

"A rough-edged building block in the career of a talented writer who's getting better with every book. Cullin admirers won't want to miss it."
An uneven though very intriguing first collection by the Texas-born (now Arizonan) author of such vivid in-your-face fiction as Whompyjawed (1999) and Tideland (2000). Read full book review >
THE COSMOLOGY OF BING by Mitch Cullin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"The best passages here, about astrophysics, come from research. The more emotional material isn't as compelling."
Gay longings in academia. Read full book review >
TIDELAND by Mitch Cullin
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 28, 2000

"There's not much of a story for Cullin to hang his sharply drawn, often poignant evocation of childhood on. Still, his feel for the painful awkwardness and sensitivity of adolescence is worth the trip."
Cullin returns to the rural Texas landscape of his Whompyjawed (1999) and Branches (p. 5), in a narrative that veers unevenly between mordant humor and a self-conscious quirkiness that too often undercuts his real gift for language and invention. Read full book review >
BRANCHES by Mitch Cullin
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 1, 2000

"Yes, something like that."
Cullin returns (Whompyjawed, 1999) to gritty west Texas where lawmen, like Sheriff Branches, can be mean as hungry rattlers'and, to judge by this case, almost as complex. Read full book review >