And it’s October, home of colder weather, heated political talk, and a growing number of Halloween decorations. Awards season shortlists are growing; so too are lists of seasonally-appropriate scary books. (We’ve got a few of those here as well.) So here’s a look at some of the October books that have caught our attention.
In our morning reading: an interview with T.E. Grau, an excerpt from Katharine Coldiron’s new book, and more.
In our morning reading: exploring the fiction of John Langan and Ottessa Moshfegh, great news about a Brooklyn cultural institution, and more.
There are books that get so close to being sublime that plot becomes almost irrelevant. Cristina Rivera Garza’s The Taiga Sydrome has a plot, but it’s exploration of memory, the way it uses language to communicate the ethereal, and the dreamy atmosphere punctuated by scenes of longing, investigation of a mystery, and brutality eventually overpower everything else and push the narrative into a realm where plot isn’t always the most crucial element.
In our weekend reading: thoughts on the fiction of Cristina Rivera Garza, Jeff Jackson-inspired posters, an interview with Gabino Iglesias, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on a new book by Sierra Nelson, interviews with Joseph Fink and Michael J. Seidlinger, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Ling Ma and Cristina Rivera Garza, an interview with Kat Gardiner, and more.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Norah Lange and Nicholas Rombes, an interview with Lacy M. Johnson, and more.