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An anecdotal ode to books

Yesterday, on my bus ride home, I started The Master and Margarita. An older gentleman behind me cleared his throat, smiled, and grumbled “Miss, that’s my favorite book. Very important…culturally.” I turned to him and smiled briefly, then looked back … Continue reading

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Jennifer Egan’s “Black Box”

Last week @NYerFiction tweeted Jennifer Egan’s 8500 word thriller, “Black Box,” in nightly installments. Because the story was finished before publication, calling it serial fiction feels like a stretch. Calling it brilliant, however, does not. Read it in full here. … Continue reading

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The slow motion submerge / a crack / whiplash under water / one one thousand / one one thousand / one one thousand / two one thousand / pull up / you’ve got it / yes / there, use your … Continue reading

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Chekhov on Tolstoy

“When literature possesses a Tolstoy, it is easy and pleasant to be a writer; even when you know you have achieved nothing yourself and are still achieving nothing, this is not as terrible as it might otherwise be, because Tolstoy … Continue reading

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Domino’s Pizza Safe Sound

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Ham on Rye

Bukowski is a genius. Ham on Rye is genius. The scene in the classroom, with the autistic kid masturbating to the English teacher was genius–had me laughing so loudly at Potbelly that my giggles drowned out the rising star playing … Continue reading

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The chewing gum collector

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