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Murder in Ocean Hall
Don’t Mess Up My Block
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Tag Archives: fiction
One of my favorite novels of the past few years is Absurdistan. This comic romp by Gary Shteyngart takes place in a degraded post-Soviet world, where all anyone cares about is making money. The book is narrated by Misha Vainberg who … Continue reading
The Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. It’s a brilliant choice. Unlike some of the Nobel committee’s more dubious awards, Vargas Llosa is a storyteller with an important message to share. Moreover, … Continue reading
A Confederacy of Dunces is one of my favorite books. In this picaresque novel, John Kennedy Toole creates a vivid and hilarious world, the French Quarter of the 1960s, and populates it with unforgettable characters and fantastic scenes. His protagonist … Continue reading
My short-short story, “Drinking Starbucks. Hating Life.” has been published in BURST, a new online journal designed especially for mobile devices. It’s an unhappy little story, as you could guess from the title, but is perfect for iPhone reading.
Since I finished writing Murder in Ocean Hall, I’ve gotten questions from friends and family regarding the book. Creating something from nothing seems enough of a magical act to inspire some questioning. The question I’ve gotten most is: Where’d you … Continue reading