Posts Tagged ‘Books I’d Read’

A Book I’d Read: The Good Inn by Black Francis

in which the author discusses a book he'd read, if time permitted.
Title: The Good Inn
Authors: Pixies frontman Black Francis, aka Frank Black, aka Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV, and Josh Frank, seemingly unrelated serial co-author and purveyor of "words and ideas for cash"
The Vibe: Surrealist
What It Is: A novel about pioneers of pornographic film living [...]

A Book I’d Read: The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis

in which the author discusses a book he'd read, if time permitted.
Title: The Church of Mercy: A Vision for the Church
Author: Pope Francis, a.k.a. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a.k.a. the absolute sovereign of the Vatican City State
The Vibe: Pontificating
What It Is: A collection of inspirational scribblings by "The People's Pope" in re: a more accessible Catholic [...]

A Book I’d Read: Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter

in which the author discusses a book he'd read, if time permitted.
Title: Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter
Author: Randall Balmer, Episcopal priest, Vermont resident, and a guy who's generally psyched about President No. 39
The Vibe: Christian
What It Is: A biography of a much-maligned president, whose life story is told through the prism of his faith [...]

A Book I’d Read: The Noble Hustle

in which the author discusses a book he'd read, if time permitted.
Title: The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
Author: Colson Whitehead, a melancholy scribe who's written a melancholy book about John Henry, melancholy essays about New York City, and a melancholy novel about zombies
The Vibe: Disenchanted
What It Is: An unusual tome about playing cards [...]

A Book I’d Read: MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction

in which the author discusses a book he'd read, if time permitted.
Title: MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction
Editor: Chad Harbach, n+1 editor and novelist
Notable contributors: Dead genius and writing professor David Foster Wallace; living genius and writing professor George Saunders
The Vibe: Professorial
What It Is: A book-length version of Harbach's controversial n+1 essay, [...]

A Book I’d Read: Peter Hook’s The Hacienda

in which the author discusses a book he'd read, if time permitted.
Title: The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Clubk
Author: Peter Hook, former bassist of Joy Division and New Order
The Vibe: English
What It Is: Hook's memoir of the Hacienda, a Manchester nightclub and financial disaster co-founded by New Order and Factory Records
Quotable: "We once worked [...]

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