Year in Reading

December 17, 2013

A Year in Reading: Kate Milliken 0

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Not only am I late to the party, I resisted going because everyone was going and word on the street was so loudly proclaimed, “Best Party of the Year,” that I felt sure I’d be disappointed.

December 17, 2013

A Year in Reading: Dara Horn 0

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No one has heard of it. Just buy it anyway.

December 16, 2013

A Year in Reading: Olivia Laing 0

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It is a book of a lifetime, let alone a year.

December 16, 2013

A Year in Reading: Kelly Link 2

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My absolute favorite thing: a collection of really, really horrible and unsettling stories. Best read late at night, when no one else is home.

December 16, 2013

A Year in Reading: Teddy Wayne 0

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It’s hugely imaginative, brilliantly written, funny, and sad. What else would you want from a novel?

December 16, 2013

A Year in Reading: Marisa Silver 0

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Somehow I missed all that when I was a sex obsessed fifteen year old trolling for the dirty parts.

December 15, 2013

A Year in Reading: Sam Lipsyte 2

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A hypnotic piece of writing that reinvents all those so-called literary reinventions of the crime novel.

December 15, 2013

A Year in Reading: Kathryn Davis 2

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Isak Dinesen sends you on your way to wherever you are going to end up, though who knows where that might be.  Better yet, once you finally arrive where you’ve been headed all along, you can’t exactly say how you got there.

December 15, 2013

A Year in Reading: Sonya Chung 1

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It is Duras’s great accomplishment that, by the end of The Square, I am convinced that these two minds and souls are not only fully real, but that they are me.

December 15, 2013

A Year in Reading: Michael Bourne 3

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The Orenda sheds new light on the dark crime at the heart of all North American history, but more important than that, it renders the ostensible victims of that crime, the Indians, as complex, fully realized human beings.