"We gladly feast on those who would subdue us."

joey

This story by Helen DeWitt is so good. It reads like if a sharper Chuck Palahniuk wrote Raymond Carver. I hate saying a story is like if so-and-so wrote such-and-such because it downplays the actual originality and magic of the author's work, but it sure is PITHY.

This story is a very sharp and funny look at sadness. She is easily one of my favourite authors. 

If you're interested, here's an interview I did with her, about language and suicide.

 emily

Lo these many weeks ago, Joey sent me this site, and whenever I think to look at it (which is basically whenever Amazon is mentioned? or reviews of anything?) I am struck by the tidy genius of the one-line commentaries on each review. I mean, this, or this?? Seriously.

you can buy a print, who knew??