Cacti, rocks, snakes, tarantulas, praying manti, repetition.
Reads like the best horror novel because it is filled with that feeling of WHATSGOINGTOHAPPEN, but it is not freaky-scary.
Is there anything more delightful than this?
An ode to a passionate literary figure and bookshop in Algiers, this book serves as a reminder of the importance of the printed word and the great lengths people have gone to throughout history to create, preserve, and share books under occupation.
I've been focusing on softness in my visions of the future. This book realizes that vision and offers a sharp critique. A fun, fast, smart read.
You get to take two full courses in Berlin with lecturer Audre in full warrior mode, and have conversations with uses of the erotic Audre, and it is all intense and divine.
This was my favorite read of 2020. It offers a level of honesty and friendship, a sense of time, and a glimpse at radical existence that is so resonant. It is also a celebration of snail mail, and I think it would be an excellent gift to recceive via USPS with some nice stamps on the package.
When the Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories exhibit was up at the Huntington Library, we got a glimpse of Octavia the careful researcher, Octavia the shaper of reality, Octavia in intense conversation with herself on the page. I am very excited to get to know her better through this new collection, which draws on Lynell George's own personal experiences and time spent researching the 387 boxes of archived materials at the Huntington. This book also serves as an inspirational text for creative thinkers-- those of us working to adapt, organize, research, adn imagine the future.
Everything I had hoped it would be!
Chirri & Chirra are really living the life!
Ozeki sat in front of a mirror for three hours observing her face-- this essay weaves minute-by-minute observations with deep passing identity, zen, vanity, and storytelling.
A profound, balanced story of trial-and-error compassion, action, and protest. This novel will complement all of the hard nonfiction you're compelled to read right now.
Please don't murder me for saying this, but The Taiga Syndrome is a million times better than Twin Peaks!