The first thing that I noticed about P. Djèlí Clark’s A Master of Djinn is the way it opens. There’s an immediate hook to the narrative, as Clark opens in an archetypal way for the mystery its pages are contained. We’re introduced to a secret society and the mysterious outsider who arrives in their midst — and then goes about murdering them all. Thus the mystery that protagonist Fatma el-Sha’arawi must solve.
In our morning reading: an interview with Jenn Shapland, a playlist from Tatiana Ryckman, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Roxane Gay, P. Djéli Clark Fiction, Margaret Atwood, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: book recommendations from Roxane Gay, an interview with Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Joelle McSweeney, Hervé Guibert Revisited, Taiwo Oluwarotimi Adefulu, Anthony Awards Nominees, and More
In our afternoon reading: Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Joelle McSweeney in conversation, thoughts on the work of Hervé Guibert, and more.