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.
Joy Williams’ characters practice enlightenment by exclusion in this sad, sparse collection of short stories.
T.C. Boyle’s Collected “Stories” Poke Fun at Love, Death … and Everything in Between
Cheever channels Kafka and Fitzgerald in his “Collected Stories and Other Writings”.
Denis Johnson’s starry-eyed protagonist fumbles towards ecstasy, in this lyrical collection of linked short stories about addiction, loss, and recovery.