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Lincoln in the Bardo: Brevity, Brilliance, and What's to Come

There are some novels that endlessly resist being succinctly qualified or explained in a way that enlightens the reader quickly and meaningfully as to whether or not they would be interested in reading such a book. 1,062 more words

The Clarke Award and Me

This is the introductory piece I wrote for the Clarke Award Shadow Jury:

I’ve written about all of this before, how I was there when the Arthur C. 744 more words

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Go Away, I’m Reading

I was interviewed on the literary podcast Go Away, I’m Reading! Check it out… 75 more words

My Next Book

I’ve spent the past few years working on an academic study of Thomas Pynchon’s novels, the systems of power in those novels, and his depictions of resistance to that power. 298 more words

Other People's Books

The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon

Pynchon is famous for his novels, “V” and “Gravity’s Rainbow”, yet this is the only novel I’ve read by him, I first read this as an 18 year old at university, but didn’t really remember the story. 411 more words


Lit rec #74: "Things then did not delay in turning curious" (1966).

Oedipa Maas. The hidden story behind the birth of mail distribution. His shortest & best work. THE CRYING OF LOT 49 by Thomas Pynchon.

On two films about writers

Last week I watched two films about writers: The End of the Tour and Listen Up, Philip. The first film is based on the real-life occurrence of a Rolling Stone journalist interviewing David Foster Wallace towards the end of his book tour for… 597 more words