Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail
Been reading along w/ Everyday Genius issue, a lot of fun.
Juiced by Jose Canseco, even though it didn’t come out this year, was one of my favorite reads this year.
please look after mom by Kyung Sook Shin. I cried three times while reading it. The book plays on your heart strings or whatever, but it does it in an entirely different way. Like there is a scene where the narrator describes the scene between the mother and her brother. Her brother lives in the same town. The two are older, in their 50s. The brother rides up on his bicycle to the edge of his sister’s yard randomly and yells, “Hey sister, are you okay.” The sister yells back, “I’m okay brother.” Then the brother rides away on his bike.
Kokoro by Soseki NatsumeGoogle “han shan poems” “Han shan poems gary snyder” and “Tang Poets” And just read random links.
seconding the houellebecq and leve
‘varamo’ – cesar aira
‘the secret of evil’ – bolano
‘almost never’ – daniel sada
‘satantango’ – laszlo krasznahorkai
it came out last year but i recently read ‘beauty was the case that they gave me’ by mark leidner and loved it lots
very much looking forward to ‘planets’ by sergio chejfec, ‘dublinesque’ by enrique vila-matas, ‘the no variations’ by luis chitarroniand, and the new translation of ‘the passion according to g.h.’ by clarice lispector