In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Tananarive Due, Adrian Van Young on monsters, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Scott Adlerberg’s new novel, interviews with John Darnielle and Jonathan Lethem, and more.
In our morning reading: Stuart Murdoch is writing a novel, a playlist from James Reich, and more.
It’s very likely that, when you start reading Scott Adlerberg’s The Screaming Child, you think you have a sense of where it’s going. The narrator is a writer who’s become obsessed with a project of her own: researching the life of a doomed author whose own obsessions got her killed. The narrator is also struggling with the disappearance of her son, a mystery that looms over the proceedings. But the way these different elements come together is repeatedly surprising — and transforms this book into something unpredictable and revelatory. I spoke with Adlerberg about the process of writing this novel and the real-life inspirations for some of its most surreal components.
Afternoon Bites: Scott Adlerberg on Writing, Anti-Matter Returns, Nicole Kornher-Stace’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: Scott Adlerberg on writing, Anti-Matter is back, 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: thoughts on the new Bitchin Bajas album, Scott Adlerberg on Jonathan Ames’s latest, and more.
Morning Bites: Samantha Hunt on Inspiration, Indie Press Summer Reading, Scott Adlerberg on Film, and More
In our morning reading: Samantha Hunt on inspiration, Scott Adlerberg on Alain Resnais, and more.