Adam Resnick's extemporaneous bile and deep, existential paranoia throttle any hint of superficial, saccharine wonder out of the childhood stories that constitute the seething, autobiographical essays of Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation. Hilarious despite itself, this comic memoir betrays the mania that boils just beneath the surface of Resnick's furrowed brow. … Continue reading The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Confirms Attendance After Reading WILL NOT ATTEND!
Ocean Songs, by Ethan Rutherford is likely my favorite thing from Covered with Fur so far. The language is startlingly beautiful and highly Melville-esque. I mean, the first chapter is: "Before we were swimmers we were men. In the Morning and cramped it were our hunger that turned, and before us the Quaker laid the sea and … Continue reading weekend reading