Books

This much ignorance about literature can only lead to hurt feelings and a whole lot of nonsense.

Three Days in April

Three Days in April

I'm a bit of a non-purest when it comes to my reading habits of late. I feel like I used to only choose difficult books that looked impressive while I read them...
This Book Does Not Exist

This Book Does Not Exist

Let's start off with the fact I downloaded this book for free. I didn't steal it, mind you. I downloaded it from Amazon for $0. I'm not sure what the sales stra...
Cutter and Bone

Cutter and Bone

I decided, after reading one too many post-modern literary books, that I'd try a new genre. That being California crime fiction. I had no idea what to expect, h...
The Bone Clocks

The Bone Clocks

I've been a fan of David Mitchell over the years. I loved his mystical sci-fi stuff (Cloud Atlas) and his kind of spiritual, magical realism stuff (Ghostwritten...
Then We Came to the End

Then We Came to the End

So we all remember reading Bright Lights, Big City and its mind-bending use of the second-person narrative structure. You felt immersed in a very drugged-out ki...
Bleeding Edge

Bleeding Edge

I thought I was making a smart decision trying to read this book. After all, I'd given up on the more esoteric Pynchon in favor of his more accessible works lik...
The Flamethrowers

The Flamethrowers

I don't belong to a book club. Shocking, I know. But I do listen to a bunch of podcasts, among them one that occasionally suggests books and turns it into a boo...
The Circle

The Circle

I realize now that I really don't like these types of book. Call them near-term sci-fi or societal dystopic fantasy or a pretentious author commenting on a geo-...
2666

2666

An epic, 900-page novel made up of five books and loosely centered around hundreds of murders of young women in Mexico sounds like just the kind of light readin...
The Namesake

The Namesake

As is typical of Indian novels, this is a tale of family and all the fucked up things that happen to them. And of course there's a train accident where lots of ...
1Q84

1Q84

Full disclosure: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is one of my favorite books of all time, so all Murakami books are judged against it. This book, it seemed from the ...
Telegraph Avenue

Telegraph Avenue

I realize thinking back on Michael Chabon's books that I'm less of a fan than I thought I was. Or more like I'm a fan and then not, and then am and then not. We...
11/22/63

11/22/63

It's been, I don't know, about 400 years since I last read a Stephen King book. Granted, there was a large chunk of my adolescence when that was all I read. I t...
The Pale King

The Pale King

Nobody ever said David Foster Wallace was an easy read. Granted, some of his books are easier than others. I got through Infinite Jest, with all of its end note...
John Dies at the End

John Dies at the End

I decided with this one to break out of the box and read something outside of my typical genre. Granted, I'm not sure this is really anyone's genre. After all w...