In our weekend reading: reviews of books by Ed Bok Lee and Chris Eaton, thoughts on albums by Jeff Parker and Destroyer, and more.
Morning Bites: Olga Tokarczuk, Victor LaValle Interviewed, Leigh Bardugo, Chris Eaton’s Playlist, and More
In our morning readings: thoughts on the fiction of Olga Tokarczuk, an interview with Victor LaValle, and more.
Besides the promise of cooler weather, pumpkin spice everything, and sweaters on the rise, what does October have to offer? If you’re looking for new books to read, the answer is “plenty.” This month brings with it candid and harrowing memoirs, stunning short fiction, and expansive novels — a fantastic array of literary work to carry you into the autumn. Here’s a look at some of our most-anticipated books for the month.
“‘Don’t Lie’ zeroes in on an unbearable pressure to get the best possible experience out of life, but that’s a subjective thing. You only live once, sure, but you can’t live every life.” Matthew Perpetua makes the case for the latest from Vampire Weekend. We await the inevitable Life After Life/Modern Vampires think-piece. Artforum at the Frieze Art Fair. Chris Eaton on hockey, fiction, and his new novel Chris Eaton: A Biography. Derek Palacio’s How to Shake the Other Man is coming soon via Nouvella. […]