Ravings From The Bog

What I’m Reading
October 19, 2008, 1:39 pm
Filed under: America, Art, Books, Culture, Entertainment, Thoughts | Tags: ,

I’ve started Willy Vlautin’s The Motel Life which many reviewers rave about, inviting comparisons with Raymond Carver and a few other eminent writers including Steinbeck and McMurtry. I’m enjoying the pared back prose and expect to finish it PDQ. I’ll probably look for some more of his stuff too.

Previous to that, and following a number of his recordings played on This American Life, I bought and read David Sedaris’ Barrel Fever. This was a little disappointing after his personal readings of his work which makes me think that it’s his peculiar voice and personal inflection which are necessary aspects for proper enjoyment of his work.



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