A thoughtful review of Harold Jaffe's Induced Coma: 50 & 100 Word Stories has been published in Kenyon Review. Here's an excerpt:
"Jaffe has steadfastly continued to write fiction that is formally and conceptually adventurous while at the same time advancing a radical sociopolitical critique that portrays US culture in the most starkly unfavorable light. . . . These stories challenge literary convention, but this is done less in the name of redirecting or refreshing literary practices than of calling attention to the cultural and political depredations of the world we live in, forcing our awareness that they are depredations, so that, presumably, we might do something about them."
Read the full review here.