Perhaps I will tinker with my blog

great perhapsFor a variety of reasons, it has been way too long since I wrote a new blog post.  I’m happy to say that some of those reasons are good ones. I’ve been busy with all of the events at RiverRun Bookstore, and also with some freelance writing assignments.

Check out some brand new ones:

My interview with the highly intelligent and very talented Joe Meno is now up at Identity Theory.  If you need to know about “what makes books different than television and film and a gym shoe”, Meno has the answer for you.

A review I wrote of Paul Harding’s Tinkers, which is by far one of my favorite debut novels I have ever read, is now up at The Quarterly Conversation.

Tinkers’ prose sings of seizure and shock, of frigidness and frozen motion. A grave condition is transformed into a poetic burst of alliteration and examination, but also remains terrifying. (Harding asks: “What is it like to be full of lightning? What is it like to be split open from the inside by lightning?”) The novel is full of these brief, intense moments of illumination and introspection; they both highlight the terror and awe of life and remind us of the pervasive ticking down of a person’s time.

For the rest of the review, go here. (Note, the last link didn’t work.  I’ve updated it since then).

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2 Responses to Perhaps I will tinker with my blog

  1. Lucia Orth says:

    I’d like to read the rest of the review but couldn’t get it to load. I enjoy following you on Twitter. May I send you a copy of my novel, Baby Jesus Pawn Shop now that I’m back in the U.S. for a few months? It received a starred review from Pub Weekly. Thanks.

  2. readandbreathe says:

    Whoops! Thanks for letting me know. I updated the link.

    I’d be happy to take a look at your book. I can’t guarantee I’ll review it for the blog, but send it along.

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