Ravi Mangla

Book Giveaway — Ravi Mangla’s “Understudies”


Comment¬†in the thread here for a chance to win a copy of Ravi¬†Mangla’s Understudies:

“a deadpan, sharply-observed novel about the sadness pervading a contemporary world fixated on simulation and celebrity. Like so much of America, the small town where Understudies takes place exists under a mediated, televisual spell. Everyone’s chasing fame, desperate for that particular brand of social capital endemic to the internet age.” – Michael Jauchen (3 AM)

A winner Ravi chooses from the comments will receive:

1) Signed copy of Understudies
2) ARC of James Franco’s Palo Alto (which may or may not be signed by Ravi pretending to be James Franco)
3) and probably some other stuff

so, comment away (& I’ll notify the winner in a few days)

Contests & Random / 12 Comments
December 9th, 2013 / 7:05 pm

An excellent and ever-expanding archive of interviews about favorite books and etc., with a wide variety of mostly small press writers at Ravi Mangla’s Recommended Reading, including Mary Miller, Scott Garson, Amelia Gray, Kevin Wilson, Joanna Scott, several HTMLGiant peeps, and countless others.

Haut or Not: 3 balls in a sack


Ravi Mangla

Thing Things They Carried: all the crap on the floor because there wasn’t a table. Catch-22: there’s no table and all the books are on the floor. A Farewell to Arms: how about a farewell to crap on the floor? Independence Day: forget about pastoral America, first get your shit off the floor Ravi. The Tipping Point: it don’t matter if anything tips over cuz everything is already on the god damn floor. Introducing Derrida: are you serious Ravi? You actually care about post-structuralist linguistic theory? Dude, here’s a pre-structuralist theory: If Ravi gets his ASS to IKEA and gets himself a fucking table, he can put his lame shit books on it one day and not be such a carpet whore.

Rating: Not


Haut or not / 81 Comments
March 26th, 2009 / 12:32 pm

Introducing the Underground Library Writers Project


Shortly after I posted about the Underground Library on HTMLGIANT, Ravi Mangla emailed PH Madore and me with an idea to set up a writer ‘buddy system’ of some sort. His idea, as I understood it, was to encourage more personal interaction between those who might not have originally sought each other out. I liked this idea, and will be helping Ravi Mangla put this together.

Ravi Mangla has written up specifics after the break.


Web Hype / 8 Comments
March 10th, 2009 / 2:42 pm