Translation Tuesdays: Vaseline Buddha, by Jung Young Moon @ NYJB

“Vaseline Buddha” is a brilliant example of contemporary South Korean literature. Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Vaseline Buddha, by Jung Young Moon @ NYJB

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The Familiar, Volume 5: Redwood, by Mark Z. Danielewski @ NYJB

If William Gibson, Michael Connelly, and Neil Gaiman wrote a series, it might end up looking like The Familiar. Continue reading The Familiar, Volume 5: Redwood, by Mark Z. Danielewski @ NYJB

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The Familiar, Volume 4: Hades, by Mark Z. Danielewski @ NYJB

“The Familiar” series weaves a series of interrelated narratives together. It combines different genres and styles, ranging from hard-boiled Los Angeles noir to stream-of-consciousness psychological introspection. It is referential and self-referential with typographic experimentation and excesses. At times the traditional arrangement of paragraphs shatter, explode, or blur. In other instances the words form pictures, the boundaries between word and image disappearing altogether. Continue reading The Familiar, Volume 4: Hades, by Mark Z. Danielewski @ NYJB

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Hitler Saved My Life: WARNING―This Book Makes Jokes About the Third Reich, the Reign of Terror, World War I, Cancer, Millard Fillmore, Chernobyl, and … Nude Photograph of an Unattractive Man. by Jim Riswold @ NYJB

“This isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.” Continue reading Hitler Saved My Life: WARNING―This Book Makes Jokes About the Third Reich, the Reign of Terror, World War I, Cancer, Millard Fillmore, Chernobyl, and … Nude Photograph of an Unattractive Man. by Jim Riswold @ NYJB

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