In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Mark de Silva’s new novel, an interview with Johnny Temple, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jessica Hopper on Cat Power, Johnny Temple Interviewed, Joe Hill on “Doctor Who,” and More
“You’d think a polemic dispatch from the thick of a Koch Brothers-fuelled culture war might push one to new depths of emotional dispossession, but lo! Marshall instead loses some of her famous ethereal malaise and conjures vampy disdain instead.” Jessica Hopper on Cat Power’s latest, Sun. Emily St. John Mandel came up with a list of books where reality turns disorienting for The Millions. A.N. Devers on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the legacy of his father. Akashic’s Johnny Temple […]
Afternoon Bites: Akashic Books, John D’Agata, Permanent Wave, and more
“While we are beyond delighted at the success of Go the Fuck to Sleep, my life and life at Akashic has not changed that much…” MobyLives checks in with Akashic’s Johnny Temple. Thomas Ross looks at Floyd Skloot’s short story collection Cream of Kohlrabi: “The standouts, which are immersive and emotionally gripping, are that way because Skloot writes such terribly honest characters. It’s striking how warmly and humanely Skloot writes about loss.” At Sound of the City, Nick Murray reports on last night’s […]
Richmond Gets Dark
Akashic continues their great noir series, this time focusing on Richmond, Va. They’re having a party to celebrate the book at KGB Bar on the 29th of April.
Reviewed: Boston Noir, Edited by Dennis Lehane
Akashic Books, 207 Pages by Matthew Caron Boston Noir is the most recent entry in the expansive Akashic Noir Series, which anthologizes regional crime fiction by bundling together short works from best-selling authors with lesser-knowns and setting each story in a different neighborhood, helpfully plotted out on a map in the opening pages. Akashic Noir has so far covered points from Los Angeles to Wall Street to Trinidad with future editions dedicated to locales as diverse as Lagos and Orange […]