The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
In our weekend reading: previewing Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s next novel, a playlist from Rachel Cantor, and more.
And now it’s July. Most of the time, when we assemble these lists, there are one or two themes that stand out across the books selected. This time out, it’s a little more of a grab bag: a little experimental fiction here, a little translated comics there. Still, we’re very enthusiastic about what the month has in store, including new books from some longtime favorites — and a few Sunday Stories alumni.
In our afternoon reading: novels about translators, an interview with Robert Macfarlane, nonfiction from Nell Zink, and more.
In our afternoon reading: delving into the history of the Replacements, interviews with Rachel Cantor and Camille Perri, and more.
In our weekend reading: interviews with Han Kang, Rachel Cantor, and Alexander Chee; new nonfiction from Michele Filgate; and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on a Nathanael West classic, paying tribute to Octavia E. Butler, a playlist from Rachel Cantor, and more.
In our afternoon reading: checking in with David Bowie, a musical Rick Moody project, news from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and more.