Over at Bookslut, Elizabeth Ellen comes clean about something that many of us are guilty of. In the Dallas-Fort Worth airport bookstore I hold up Dave’s book, show his picture to my six-year-old daughter. “This is mommy’s new boyfriend,” I tell her. She glances momentarily at the picture but doesn’t say anything. She is clearly not impressed. “Isn’t he cute?” I say. “Look at his hair. Isn’t that cute hair?”
Bites: Disney Punx, Another Shitty Read for Republicans, Ebert’s Book Reviews, Tim Burton Getting Annoying, and More
At Vice, Nick Gazin discusses Walt Disney, punk, and not caring that his punk friends didn’t like Walt Disney. Barry Hannah passed away. At The Faster Times, Lincoln Michel remembers him. At Tin House, an interview with the late writer. Mitt Romney wrote a book that will probably appeal to “people” who read the books by Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. Boston Globe talks about that book. Gigantic Magazine had a good old time. The book reviews of Roger Ebert. […]
Over at Bookslut, Tao Lin talks to Zachary German. Topics discussed include, German’s forthcoming book, Eat When You Feel Sad, “K-Mart realism”, Dennis Cooper, and chugging Sparks in a bathroom during dinner. Lin asks German to “describe the drinking of the Sparks using the prose style of Eat When You Feel Sad“, then asks him to “do it using a different kind of prose style”.
Bites: Bookslut on Tao Lin, Tao Lin on Bookslut review, J.R.R. Tolkien’s family are gonna get paid, more Proust, Generation X playlists, more
Bookslut reviews Shoplifting From American Apparel. Tao Lin calls this review ‘damning’ via his Twitter. Everything is totally cool between the heirs of J.R.R. Tolkien and HarperCollins. (Thanks Vulture) New Yorker weighs in on Times Square vs. The High Line Sarkozy had more in common with Napoleon than you thought. (Thanks The Awl) Chicago Subtext asks: “What book would Oprah never, ever pick as a book club selection? Why?” I sat long and hard on this one, and came up […]