In our afternoon reading: Brandon Hobson and Kristen Arnett look back at the year, Jonathan Lethem discusses narrators, and more.
Afternoon Bites: This Heat, Alice Bolin on True Crime, Revisiting “A Wrinkle In Time,” Brandon Hobson Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting the music of This Heat, new comics from Lincoln Michel and John Dermot Woods, and much more.
Like the tone of my favorite guitarists, some authors possess voices I immediately recognize. Brandon Hobson belongs to that list. Gloom, bizarre events, and beautiful-yet-unpretentious writing are the translucent shellac covering of a style that hides a raw, beating heart full of longing at it’s center. In Where the Dead Sit Talking, Hobson is once again in fine form, delivering a lyrical, somewhat brutal, and very touching coming of age story set in rural Oklahoma in the late 1980s.
Morning Bites: Alexander Chee, Sheila Heti’s Latest, Revisiting “Liquid Sky,” Brandon Hobson, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Alexander Chee, thoughts on books by Sheila Heti and Brandon Hobson, and more.
With each new novel, Brandon Hobson has created a complete universe, with a distinct tone and voice. His latest novel, Where the Dead Sit Talking, tells the story of Sequoyah, a troubled Cherokee teenager who winds up living with a foster family after his mother is jailed. It’s a quietly devastating book, full of character struggling to understand their own troubles and connect with those around them. It also marks a significant shift from the surreal urban spaces of Desolation […]
Morning Bites: Brandon Hobson’s Recommendations, Tomi Adeyemi, Aaron Gilbreath Nonfiction, Digable Planets, and More
In our morning reading: book recommendations from Brandon Hobson, nonfiction by Aaron Gilbreath, and much more.
Morning Bites: Brandon Hobson Interviewed, Marilynne Robinson, Michel Faber Fiction, Kathe Koja Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Brandon Hobson, new writing by Michel Faber and Lance Olsen, and more.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Brandon Hobson and Maggie O’Farrell, Volumes Bookcafe holds a fundraiser, and more.