Year in Reading Archives - The Millions

December 3, 2016

A Year In Reading: Nick Moran 7

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Consider me your alien man-slug, obsessively slinking deeper down into the cavern of insanity, fixated only on complete submergence into all things Sunshine.

December 3, 2016

A Year in Reading: Sonya Chung 0

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The central question Paisner asks is, What happens when you are carried into a nether realm of anything-goes, and your loved ones are not willing to come along with you?

December 3, 2016

A Year in Reading: Matt Seidel 0

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In one section, a series of nude women bathe in green water, in blue water, in communal or private tubs, posed in foot baths or sticking their arms in an octopus-like contraption of pipes and funnels. What Whitmanian raptures, or hygienic tips, does the surrounding text reveal?

December 3, 2016

A Year in Reading: Edan Lepucki 2

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Lew Archer’s assessments of women — “Legs still good. Mouth still good.” — continued to rankle, and I began to collect these instances…for what, I am not yet sure. Maybe as a reminder that this way of seeing females is historical, at least half a century old. It is also our inheritance. And it persists.

December 2, 2016

A Year in Reading: Caille Millner 0

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The Paris that explodes with life on these pages is neither chic nor intellectual — it’s scrappy, ornery, and dangerous, but it’s also a place of intimacy and wild possibility.

December 2, 2016

A Year in Reading: Tony Tulathimutte 0

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You can’t unread it, but you will reread it.

December 2, 2016

A Year in Reading: Claire-Louise Bennett 1

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I have been a terrible reader this year, demanding the impossible — I wanted to experience the same tumult and sting of feelings I encountered when I read classic books for the first time, around the age of 16.

December 1, 2016

A Year in Reading: Sofia Samatar 1

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This was a year of books of marvelous disappearance.

December 1, 2016

A Year in Reading: Chigozie Obioma 0

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The prose is composed and has the energy of a restless dancer, one whom you can not tire from watching even late into the night.

December 1, 2016

A Year in Reading: Stephen Dodson 0

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As I was reading, I was thinking that anyone interested in the intellectual life of the 19th century would profit from this book, but having finished it, I think anyone interested in intellectual life, period, should get it.