In our afternoon reading: thoughts on J. D. Wilkes’s novel, nonfiction by Colin Dickey, and much more.
In our morning reading: the legacy of Octavia E. Butler, new writing from Karan Mahajan and D. Foy, and more.
In our afternoon reading: reviews of new novels by George Sanders and D. Foy, a small press preview for 2017, and more.
Afternoon Bites: D. Foy on Tattoos, Alice Coltrane’s Legacy, Meredith Alling, Priests’ Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: talking tattoos with D. Foy, Meredith Alling on writing her collection, new music from Priests, and more.
I always get something wrong in these. There’s generally one book that I utterly forget to include, remember two days later, and curse myself for leaving out. And this year, I’m throwing in some thoughts on music, so that should offer even more opportunities for retrospective regret. I’m getting in just under the wire with this one, yes indeed.
One thing that stuck with me around the time of the release of Patricide was the author, D. Foy, claiming that the book “almost killed him.” I have to admit that the first thing I thought was “bullshit.” It seemed like just the kind of overly dramatic claim an author would make to puff up his latest release. Not that I wasn’t expecting quality – I loved the hyper-psychedelia of his novel Made to Break from Two Dollar Radio […]
In our morning reading: Thoughts on Yoko Tawada’s new novel, nonfiction from Nicole Dennis-Benn, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Wendy C. Ortiz’s new book, writing from Sherman Alexie, November book previews, and more.