Other recent reads
In the last couple of weeks, in addition to Bogosian’s Mall, I’ve read several great books. Doug Dorst’s Alive in Necropolis was fully satisfying on many levels. While I typically shy away from fantasy in favor of science fiction, Dorst’s writing is remarkable and the type of speculative fantasy/fiction that he practices is perfect. Nominally about a cop investigating...
Mall by Eric Bogosian
Just read the book Mall by Eric Bogosian, who I’ve always liked, but mostly seen in other people’s work. I did see Talk Radio around 10 years ago, and it definitely made a much stronger impression than his appearances as an actor. Mall starts with a character and scene that are altogether unpleasant and had me wondering if I wanted to continue reading, or put the book down and read...