In our weekend reading: thoughts on a newly-translated novel by Johannes Anyuru, exploring the histories of horror fiction and thrash metal, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kristen Arnett, Ibram X. Kendi Interviewed, Johannes Anyuru, PiL Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of novels by Kristen Arnett and Johannes Anyuru, an interview with Ibram X. Kendi, and more.
We’ll be off for the holiday tomorrow. Normal posting will resume on Friday.
Well, it’s November, and the days are growing shorter and shorter. (Assuming you’re in the northern hemisphere, at least.) We’d say that this group of books are an array of doorstoppers, suitable for curling up by the fire, but that’s not entirely true; most of these books are quite trim, in fact. They do represent a wide array of styles, however: from comic novels to incisive cultural studies; from surreal fiction in translation to candid usage of the essay form. Here are a few of the November books we’re most excited about.
Morning Bites: Nick Tosches Remembered, Johannes Anyuru on the Nobel Prize, Adapting “Station Eleven,” and More
In our morning reading: a look back at the life and work of Nick Tosches, casting news for the adaptation of “Station Eleven,” and more.