Books and Albums 11/17/09

I’ve been doing too much reading and not enough writing lately.  SOO here are some books and records I have read/listened-to in the past week or so!

Picked Richard Lange’s short story collection up last weekend at Green Apple and literally could not stop reading it. I stayed up super late Sunday night, read it on trains etc and then all night Monday too. I would say that this is “the best” short story collection I have ever read. At least personally I would prefer this even to Dubliners (haha).

But seriously. The stories are about LA, they’re extremely depressing and hardcore, and each one grabs the reader in a strangle-hold and doesn’t let go. Read the reviews and believe the hype. Lange even references the band The Dead Boys in some end notes.

And some music!  Click the albums if you’re interested.