These songs served as inspiration for my first novel, “The Midnight Man.” I’d listen to them while writing, jogging, driving in the car, whatever. Listen up, there’s some powerful stuff here.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Another reading list for another novel.Continue reading
Joy Williams’ characters practice enlightenment by exclusion in this sad, sparse collection of short stories.Continue reading
T.C. Boyle’s Collected “Stories” Poke Fun at Love, Death … and Everything in BetweenContinue reading
Cheever channels Kafka and Fitzgerald in his “Collected Stories and Other Writings”.Continue reading
Denis Johnson’s starry-eyed protagonist fumbles towards ecstasy, in this lyrical collection of linked short stories about addiction, loss, and recovery.Continue reading