Surfacing; Or, Everyone Is Fucked Up

The honor of first book completed in 2015 goes to Surfacing, by Margaret Atwood. Reading Surfacing was like reading a shorter, more coherent version of Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury. The Narrator (we never learn her name) narratesĀ in something akin to stream-of-consciousness, though for the most part her line of thought is more intelligible […]

The Stories We Tell: An Aptly Named, Medium-Okay Book

One of the books I finished this weekend was The Stories We Tell, by Patti Callahan Henry.     I’d picked it up based on what turned out to be a misunderstanding of its premise. The jacket says, “But when Cooper and Willa are involved in a car accident, the questions surrounding the event bring […]

On The Docket: Converts, Jurists, Dystopia, and Lizzie Borden, Maybe

In a previous post, I mentioned that I like to have multiple books going at once. Usually there’s a pretty steady rotation, but I finished up everything I was reading over the weekend, so I had to start a whole new slate this week. Here’s what’s up: G. Willow Wilson is the immensely talented author […]