Thursday, January 21, 2010

Some Old Books And Some New Books I Have Recently Read Or Am Currently Reading

Chugging through Vanessa Place's La Medusa and DFW's Infinite Jest.

Read Kevin Sampsell's A Common Pornography really fast. It's a really honest piece of writing and formatted in a way that doesn't necessarily scream MEMOIR! It's segmented into a lot of vignettes. Kind of seems like a more accurate way of how people actually perceive their lives. Memory in little bursts of anxiety, guilt, or happiness.

I also finally read Sam Lipsyte's Homeland. God, what a book. I can't wait to read The Ask.

I'm re-reading Gary Lutz's I Looked Alive. God, what another book.

Trying to read Gordon Lish's Dear Mr. Capote. I like it so far, but I really hate the design. I don't know which printing it is, but it's set in this godawful font that looks like bold Courier New. Hard to read more than 10 pages at a time without getting a headache. If I had a chance, I would probably buy this one. It looks much more readable.

Started reading Ken Sparling's Dad Says He Saw You At The Mall. I really like it so far. It feels very unconventional, but not for the sake of being unconventional.

3 comments:

Maurice Burford said...

It's like we're living the same life! I've read / am reading:

Sam Lipsyte's book. Done! So good.
Slogging thru DFW.
Just finished Kevin's. So good. So Fast.
Stuck in the middle of Dawkin's book.
Reading a book of Lish's short stories, a book of Dennis Cooper short stories, 2 Barry Hannah a books
and a collection of essays edited by John D'Agata.
Also gonna start Murakami's Norwegian Wood

Now I feel kind of overwhelmed.

Let's make a baby.

Let's do a dance on a reindeer!

紅包 said...

我們必須先有哭泣,才有歡笑;也必須先感到人生的悲哀,然後才感到人生的快樂。 ..................................................

Annie Lo said...

Read City of Thieves.