This is so i can keep track of the books i read this year till next Christmas.it will be updated as i read 'em. Links to small publishers or presses below the covers
really great collection of essays
Lars Bang Larsen's is worth it alone.
i ate this, seriously really really great
sent me on a huge interweb search afterwards.
read a bunch of these old and new helped me get through some long days
always something great to read in them.
reread this and its still great!
reread this too id forgotten how sad and beautiful the story is.
this was ok some was not
i like the inner circle
really great more like a show ina book
lots of fun in here!
go get this now, a really beautiful visual novel
in a nicely designed book
West Memphis 3 story = why middle america scare me
beautiful poems dealing with death
and other subjects one to look out for
novella on the way from Kiddiepunk
buy this or print yr own
wanted this for ages and thanks to Fred in london
i got a copy,
many thanks for the book its one of my favourite books.
this book could be a film,
like Murakami & Robbe-Grillet
i wish i had this a few years ago.
Half way through and pretty great!
same with this, if you like vargas llosa read roberto bolano
wish i had this 5 years ago great ideas on the uses and functions of criticism
the John Kelsey and Merlin Carpenter essays are worth reading it for alone.
an expanded version of the conference essay above
i may be addicted to Sternberg Press books
beautiful design and great content,
Groys' collected e-flux essays
again essential reading.
you can read then on the e-flux website for free.
great collection of essays for making my brain think again
nina canell's most recent catalogue from MUMOK
with beautiful design by robin watkins
HUO being interviewed rather than interviewing
really nice insight into his workings
Tao Lin's 1st book some great lil poems filled with energy
the 1st poem is the best ron padgett is great
if you dont know him check it out from
Richard Hell's cuz editions
more cuz editions greatness here too from the wonderous
on a cuz kick
new chapbook from jordan castro & mallory whitten
check it here
really great collection of interconnected poems
get it here
Nate Lowman the Natroit Act
from the Astrup Fearnley Museum
'Saunter is a companion to Questions of Travel,
a small book that was published by the Douglas Hyde Gallery in 2009.
It engages with similar ideas, albeit from a different perspective,
and interweaves them with images of work that has been shown in the Gallery's recent exhibitions.'
all 3 books are worth checking out, not to mention that they make some beautiful publications for their exhibitions.
this is one of those books that i will reread again & again
a mediation on the colour blue and life in general
more philosophy than poetry but not at the same time
like a one-sided conversation your happy just to listen to
get it here & read it in one go
another wonderful book by Tao Lin, a loosely hidden autobiographical book
about the love affair between 'haley joel osment' & 'dakota fanning'.
Lin writes about the now in the now using the now
minimal use of language but everything gets said that needs to.
'everything is fucked' but thats is okay.
another book for writers or people that read a lot, also this is experimental fiction at its best.
a book that is about itself and more.
you can get it from Sator Press for a limited offer of name your price $1 or more
so do get it.
this is the 1st DFW i have read, it was pretty great collection of short stories, bar one story that i didnt
really like. the novella at the end (over 100 pages is a lil long for a short story) was the one i enjoyed the most.
he feels like a writer for people who write or read a lot, i will be reading more for sure.
really great primer on classical music from 1890 on
the later half of the book was my favourite part
id love if this area was expanded into a new book
as he's a great writer.
reasons why im glad i didnt grow up in the US, this book.
the destruction of a generation of children is documented
really well in this crime story.
its like an updated and more 'mature' version of crackpot.
it also makes me wanna buy Comme des Garçons clothes and see his art collection
Clarice Lispector is one i have to read more of.
life is dark and she not afraid to show it.
her poem in a recent Paris Review made me get this and her new
collection Black Life, both are from Wave Books.
Columbine by Dave Cullen great at debunking all the myths surrounding this
shooting, also interesting to see that it was the first major school shooting that was covered live by the media and how the story changed because of them.
Great irish literary magazine id never read before but glad i did
go check it out! i found out about it here.
BEE back again and is it just me or is he getting better and better?
lots of people didnt like this that much or Lunar Park but i think they're were both great.
he states that he 'tells no lies but also thinks there no truth.'
pretty great read even if you havent read any of his books
and an amazing insight if you have.
The Reinhard essay was pretty hard going,
the Santner is fantastic so is the Zizek.
John Waters is always good,
'Shock Value' is on the way.
meh i bet the films good though
reading this for the 4th time