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The Best Books of 2015, Pt. 1: Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem, the Brooklyn novelist and essayist, first came to prominence with a sequence of novels that strained at the conventions of sci-fi and detective fiction: … 323 more words


find me

Find Me by Laura van den Berg caught my eye on several “anticipated for 2015″¬†lists earlier in the year, so I thought I’d give it a shot. 686 more words


The New Republic: Enrique Vila-Matas and Literature's Conceptual Turn

Postmodernism is now a rather unmeaning term, dulled by overuse, and unfit to describe a new group of authors of varying ages and nationalities who are often lumped together under its umbrella: Ben Lerner, Sophie Calle, Teju Cole, Tom McCarthy, Alejandro Zambra, Siri Hustvedt, Michel Houellebecq, Sheila Heti, W.G. 1,929 more words

Literary Criticism

Blackjack, You Are One Nasty Blackguard!

Please note that this article contains spoilers for those who have not watched the “Wentworth Prison” episode of the Starz series “Outlander.”

The Funko Pop version of Black Jack Randall sure is cute right down to his lobsterback coat and tricornered hat.  967 more words

Buzzard's Eye View

the tusk that did the damage

As part of a retail therapy trip to Rainy Day Books, my local indie, I picked up The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James… 379 more words


All Involved

All Involved by Ryan Gattis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

don’t pick up this book until you have a stretch of time you can sacrifice to it, because once you read the first paragraph, you won’t be able to put it down. 392 more words

Contemporary Literature