Category Archives: The Rumpus Book Club
Like Daniel Orozco, Tayari Jones deserves respect for her willingness to take narrative risks. Her new novel, Silver Sparrow, follows the young lives of two sisters (Dana and Chaurisse), the bigamist father they share (James), and their respective mothers (Gwendolyn … Continue reading
I should read fiction only at night, before bed. I’ve found that reading mid-day, before meeting with a friend or answering to this or that responsibility, can take a small toll on my mental health. It is sometimes a challenge, … Continue reading
My essay about Tao Lin has been published on The Rumpus, and has received mostly positive comments (including one from Lin himself).
“I feel bored of life” thought Haley Joel Osment. “Or wait. I don’t know. Never mind.” I didn’t enjoy reading Richard Yates all that much, but I like that Lin’s writing has sparked conversations about storytelling, questions about generational gaps between … Continue reading
I’m interested in Buddhist thinking, and wanted to write a book where the focus is only on concrete reality, on the direct and “pre-language” experience of concrete reality, in a context of “time passing.” An unmediated experience of reality seems … Continue reading
As seen on The Rumpus: Independence Night I started reading Doug Dorst’s story collection Sunday, July 4th, as fireworks, invisible from my bedroom’s window, broke the night’s silence. Sweating through a s’more-stained tee shirt, I read The Surf Guru’s first three … Continue reading
My final set of notes for The Surf Guru is up on The Rumpus.