The Falafel Quest

On this website you will continue to find high-brow reviews of high-brow novels and poetry collections.

We are now pleased to announce a new feature: falafel reviews.

High-brow falafels for high-brow folks readin’ them high-brow books.

What’s not to like?

There will be a rating system unique to Sonora Review and Tucson falafelry.

I will take it upon myself to survey local falafelries and rate their falafel efficiency and intensity on a scale of 1-4 images of Sean “spread it on” Munro licking my head (4 being Israeli standard and 1 being poor chickpea byproduct).

For example:

Our editor Jake Levine’s Homemade Jewish Mystic Falafel, combining the essence of cilantro with the effect of the chosen people =


Sonora staff and local writers will accompany me on my epic quest to find Tucson’s most epic falafel.


Benjamin Rybeck

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About benjaminrybeck

Benjamin Rybeck reviews books for Electric Literature’s The Outlet, HTMLGIANT, Kirkus Reviews, The Rumpus, and Three Guys One Book. He is a former editor-in-chief of Sonora Review, and a current reviews editor for The Destroyer. His fiction has appeared in DIAGRAM, Guernica, Monkeybicycle, Ninth Letter, PANK, The Seattle Review, and elsewhere, and has received “notable story” and “special mention” distinctions in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and The Pushcart Prize Anthology, respectively. He lives in Houston, where he recently finished a novel and a short story collection.

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