NBA Longlist 2015 Not a word of complaint from this woman: Hanya Yanagihara (YES), Jesse Ball, Lauren Groff, Adam Johnson, Edith Pearlman, Nell Zink, T. Geronimo Johnson, Karen E. Bender, Angela Flournoy… Oh, wait. Son of a bitch. Bill Clegg. Nervous pulling of collar. It’s like this: Did You Ever Have a Family is, how… Read More nba longlist: a necessary rant, an inconvenient truth
Just a sampling, loves. Ah, bookish bookish love… These are a few review copies I have lying around the room, those which aren’t scattered further afield. Ideally, I like to keep the bulk of them in the same room – our family room, where the “main” computer is. Realistically, dream on. Silence Once Begun by… Read More Woe is (not) me
route 66: the mother road herself A bit of photography for you this sunny (here, at least), temperate day. I stood in the middle of the road to get this shot, in the heart of an almost completely abandoned Route 66 virtual ghost town. All the former businesses were derelict, windows broken, insides filled with… Read More The Sunday Salon – August 27 Edition: The reading week. Bits of This and That. And Hitler.
The Double Life of Alfred Buber by David Schmahmann The Permanent Press, June 2011 Publishers Weekly Alfred Buber, the narrator of Schmahmann's (Empire Settings) second novel, is a man both prissy and sordid. He describes himself as portly, little, middle-aged, bald, with beady eyes, a big nose, and hairless legs. He's a partner in… Read More Two extraordinary books, reviewed