Review Deep Vellum | April | The Magician of Vienna by Sergio Pitol and translated by George Henson

Deep Vellum is a non-profit publisher that primarily publishes works of translation. I purchased a ten-book subscription, e-book and paperback bundle. My total was $103, so they come out to about $10 for each book and I get both the e-book and paperback. They mail two books every two months. I reviewed two Deep Vellum books […]

Review | Brilliant Books | March 2017 | For a Little While: New and Selected Stories by Rick Bass

Brilliant Books, touted as “your long distance local bookstore,” is basically the same as Just the Right Book! You fill out a form, a real-life person picks out a book, and then they send it to you. I paid $185.00 for one year of paperback books, though there are other options. This one was a […]

Book Review | In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker

Damn, I super loved In a Different Key: The Story of Autism. A publisher sent it to me and I was expecting some good information but non-fiction can be a little rough for me. When it showed up at 500+ pages I assumed I was in for somewhat of a snoozefest but I didn’t snooze […]

Book Review | The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead

Guys. Guys! Listen, guys: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is going to win all the awards. I have not read a book this fucking good and powerful and chilling in . . . well, I imagine it was about 1998 when I read Night by Elie Wiesel, which I thought about often while reading this god damn […]

Pulitzer vs. Short-List: 1991

Starting in 1980, the Pulitzer committee announced up to 3 short-listed books along with the winner of the award. I’ve read all the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels but am now going back to read the short-listed books to confirm or deny the committee’s final decision. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize 1991: Rabbit at Rest by John Updike Read […]