Kind of Mish-Mash Update
I posted a small story here the other day, but took then took it down since I ended up using a piece of it for a submission. I’ll hear back soon though, and then I’ll throw it back up, WITH IMPROVEMENTS!
In the meantime here are some things I’ve been checking out lately:
1. Miranda July‘s short story collection. Very fun read, although I have to say that for the style of “hipster yuppie disaffected Berkeley vegan etc” fiction I probably prefer Tao Lin. Very cool nonetheless.
2. This novel by Tao Lin. It’s the second book I’ve read by him, and compared to SFAA (see previous post) it’s a lot funnier (I actually laughed out loud a couple times reading it) and also more intensely emotional. Stylistically much more like a “novel” rather than a pure transcription of Tao’s thoughts. Both are great. Check ’em out!
and I’m currently reading an unbelievable short story collection by Richard Lange, which I’ll post a more in-depth thing on later, for sure. Really devastating so far. Devastating in a good way. Also working through one of Bolano’s poetry collections.
And finally for some music I’ve been listening to a lot lately. All recent purchases. Click the albums if you’re curious!