Name less than five books published in the last decade that you’d sacrifice all the others for.
Cyclonopedia by Reza Negarestani
Fewer by Ben J. Wattenberg
Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
The Unwinding by George Packer
Let the rest burn
Peter Levenda’s Sinister Forces trilogy
Atocha Station? Really?
not a fan?
The Collective by Don Lee.
Thought it was one of the most disappointing books I’ve read in recent memory.
“THE KINDLY ONES”
THEY’RE BOTH FLAWED BUT THEY SHOULDN’T BURN
(ALTHOUGH MAYBE ZZZZIPP LIKED “TINTIN AND THE SECRET OF LITERATURE” MORE THAN “C”??)
THERE ARE PROBABLY AT LEAST A COUPLE MORE THAT ZZZIPP WOULDN’T WANT TO CONSIGN TO THE FLAMES
“THE COLLECTED WORKS OF LYDIA DAVIS”
BUT SOME DAYS HE FEELS REALLY GOOD ABOUT THE BEATTIE NEW YORKER COLLECTION TOO
THEY AREN’T THE SAME (THE BEATTIE BOOK AND THE DAVIS BOOK) BUT SOME DAYS HE FEELS THE SAME ABOUT THEM (AS IN THEY ARE BOTH GOOD AND HE WOULD NOT LIKE EITHER OF THEM TO BURN)
THESE ARE JUST BOOKS HE IS USED TO SEEING ON HIS SHELVES
THERE ARE MORE THAN FIVE WORTH KEEPING
WHY ARE WE BURNING BOOKS KEN ARE YOU INSANE
A BETTER QUESTION WOULD BE WHICH FIVE BOOKS WOULD YOU LIKE TO MUTATE INTO EACH OTHER
WHICH FIVE BOOKS SHOULD BE FORCED TO PRODUCE OFFSPRING WITH EACH OTHER TO CREATE 25 NEW BOOKS OR 3125 NEW BOOKS
BOOKS ARE REALLY GREAT KEN
I’m quite the lit-noob, but I really liked Adam Levin’s The Instructions. Anyway, ordering some of the books listed here now…
Summer of Hate, 2012 (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents).
The Cow by Ariana Reines
Oblivion, Decreation, A Child in Time, and the book I’m reading now: Last Car over the Sagamore Bridge
agree, my first.
2. A Plate of Chicken
3. Scorch Atlas
4. Coeur de Lion
notable american women
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