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On Smell Like A Man

This was too good. Stop it.

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm 1

On 'Stranger In A Strange Land': Can You Grok That?

See, I hadn't heard of Samuel Delany until college, when I studied him intensely, so I never didn't know he was black. I love that he was super-smokin' as a young man and now he kind of looks like Santa, though. That beard! I read one of his early books recently (The Einstein Intersection), and it...definitely read like an early book. Meandering, weak plot, all sorts of smart stuff that goes over my head. I feel a little embarrassed for liking his most commercially viable work best (Nova, Babel-17, Trouble on Triton), but I can't help it! Also never finished Dhalgren. *hangs head* I read The Mad Man, though, so that makes up for it, right?

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm 0

On Four Hours in the Totebag Capital of the World

I don't want to read this, because I don't want to be disillusioned. I want the publishing industry to be beautiful and perfect.

I am a fool.

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm 0

On What Books Make You Cringe To Remember?

@Br. Seamus Ugh, SAME. I enjoyed them when I was younger, before I realized just how frequently he dehumanizes women and just skeeves me out. Please save yourself, people who are interested! He is awful.

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm 0

On What Books Make You Cringe To Remember?

Alexander Chee! I read Edinburgh for a Korean-American literature class in college and really enjoyed it--I accidentally gave my copy away with a bunch of other books when I was moving and have regretted it ever since.

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm 0

On How To Write The Great American Novel

@Melissa W.@twitter Also Stieg Larsson.

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 4:04 pm 0

On 'The Secret History': I Know What You Did Last Reading Period

I was holding out, but I finally made an Awl account so I could comment here! And I'm ashamed to say that I haven't even read The Secret History, it's all because of your one mention of Prep. I didn't even want to like it, how does she keep pulling me in and making me reread it?? Aubrey, the underwear, the haircuts! Argh. Maybe I need to read The Secret History to get over Prep.

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm 0