#tobyreads: Two Collections, One Collected Life, and the Stopping of Time

It’s been another week where most of my reading has been taken up by books that’ll be covered in forthcoming reviews. What’s left? Two highly-regarded collections, and one exercise in taking familiar tropes and turning them towards experimental ends. I’ve heard great things about Kevin Barry’s Dark Lies the Island. His novel City of Bohane has been on my to-read shelf for too long, and I’d planned to use this more recent collection as a way of getting myself up to speed with regards […]

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Afternoon Bites: Rashaad Newsome, Neil Gaiman on Ray Bradbury, Cooking With Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick, and More

“Ray Bradbury was the kind of person who would give half a day to a kid who wanted to be a writer when he grew up.” Neil Gaiman pays tribute to Ray Bradbury at The Guardian. Nitsuh Abebe on the battle over the idea of “real hip-hop.” Michael Kimball chats with Dawn Raffel about her new book, The Secret Life of Objects. Melissa Smith took in an opening of new work from Rashaad Newsome. Becky Cloonan, interviewed at Comics Beat. Jordan […]

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