October 2017

I've been reading a ton of fiction. I wonder if the fact that I've totally sworn off Twitter except to post links has anything to do with that? If so, talk about a win, win, win, win situation. Twitter is a cesspit and I'm glad I don't read it anymore. Facebook is just as bad. What has it brought us besides Donald Trump?

Anyway, we're here to talk about books! And I read some great ones. 

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
This book is magnificent. The diving stuff? Insanely awesome. 

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo
Finding an excellent new novelist is a joy. 

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie
Broke my heart into pieces.

Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander
His best yet. Hilarious and tragic all at once. 

No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin
Where's her goddamn Nobel Prize?

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss
Takes erudition to a whole new level. 

All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler
So dirty! So real! So great!

Dark at the Crossing by Elliot Ackerman
Stuck with me for weeks. 

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
Another terrific novel by one our best. 

The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
Scared the living shit out of me. 

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Just terrific