In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the new anthology “Everyday People,” revisiting a classic from Talking Heads, and more.
I first encountered Mike Kleine’s work when I was working at a bookstore in New York City. We carried his book Kanley Stubrick (We Heard You Like Books 2016). We kept it up by the front registers. After flipping through it, I decided that it was probably very good but I never read it or bought it.
A few months ago, I read about his latest novel Lonely Men Club (Inside the Castle 2018). John Trefry, who runs Inside the Castle, was kind enough to send me a copy. It’s a big expensive book and I was bored and lonely in San Francisco and it was nice of him to send me a free copy.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Joseph Grantham and Zoje Stage, finding speculative fiction in unexpected places, and more.
Remember autumn? Remember the existence of a season not characterized by overwhelming heat and humidity? We’ve heard whispers that such a season might be on the way, and that signs of it might even be visible this month. Consequently, we have some reading recommendations for the coming month, from new editions of vital speculative fiction to experimental prose to works that explore human relationships. Here’s a look at some books that might be just the thing to read outdoors as […]
Afternoon Bites: Ling Ma Interviewed, Lydia Millet’s Latest, Jordy Rosenberg and Andrea Lawlor, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Ling Ma, Jordy Rosenberg and Andrea Lawlor in conversation, and much more.