I had a dream about three months ago. It was very brief, but intense. I still remember waking up with my heart beating hard and fast. I scribbled down what I remembered and later decided to try to form a story around it. I’ve had an interesting and frustrating experience with this story, but it […]Read more "My ghost story."
Two things I like to look for in a novel: something familiar and something foreign. The familiarity is the hook, common ground. It gives you a sense of ownership over the story that is about to unfold. In the case of this novel that familiarity is in the titular character’s extreme nerdiness. Not what passes […]Read more "The Malden Book Club: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz"
So looking for a present for Casey “the Serb” Korach’s b-day, I stumbled upon this book. Apparently she finds discarded/lost grocery lists, and does a composite of the shopper, like some sort of weird Unsolved Mysteries shit ( aside: that show scared me as a child). The best of the bunch was a discarded pack […]Read more "A La Carte = some book I saw at Barnes and Noble."