Articles by Michael Schaub

December 12, 2012

A Year in Reading: Michael Schaub 5

I don’t know whether this book has changed my life; if it has, it will be years before I realize how, or why. I do know that it’s affected me more than any novel I’ve read in years, and I do know that it’s a masterpiece.

December 4, 2011

A Year in Reading: Michael Schaub 6

The Great Frustration is a debut, but it’s also something most writers, even the most acclaimed ones, have never accomplished: it is a perfect short story collection. It’s also the best book I read in 2011.