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“I commence shaving my head, head shaving as meditation. The old sensation of the clippers is a pleasure that never diminishes, the buzz is dulling and senseless in my ears. 23 more words


The Morning News Tournament of Books: Week 1

(If you have no idea what the Tournament of Books is, here’s a handy synopsis.)

March 7, 2018
The Play-In | The Idiot v. Savage Theories v. 1,335 more words

Tournament Of Books


Stephen Florida is a genuinely good book. It’s funny, and strange, and compelling. It looks at the obscure world of North Dakota college wrestling. Perhaps the author’s greatest achievement is the way he describes wrestling matches: not by showing off all the research he did on the correct terminology, not by tediously compiling a list of… 605 more words

Book Review
Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash | New York Times Book Review

“People are bad at giving up,” a man tells the title character late in “Stephen Florida,” Gabe Habash’s debut novel. 175 more words

Review: Stephen Florida

Consider the most obsessed person you’ve ever met, multiple that obsession a millionfold, and you get Stephen Florida, the eponymous hero of Gabe Habash’s gripping debut novel. 43 more words