New Lerner short story here. If you liked 10:04 you'll like this, but it's kind of the same old schtick.
― Zelda Zonk, Friday, 3 June 2016 08:53 (four years ago) link
read abt half of 10:04 on a plane yesterday and one of my first reactions while reading was i bet treeship likes or would like this
― johnny crunch, Thursday, 28 July 2016 13:07 (four years ago) link
the new novel -- the topeka school -- is excellent until the last section, when it devolves into moral pedantry. the failure is more pronounced given how good the climax was -- and how complex the characters were. it shouldn't all resolve into a bite size/social media ready comment about masculinity
― treeship., Friday, 10 January 2020 21:22 (eight months ago) link
I have only been peripherally aware of this dude, but seeing Topeka School on best of 2019 lists piqued my interest. Where should I start?
― jaymc, Friday, 10 January 2020 21:31 (eight months ago) link
Leaving the atocha station and then the short monograph, the hatred of poetry, which follows up on themes from the novel about negative capability
― treeship., Friday, 10 January 2020 21:38 (eight months ago) link
If you like those then the topeka school next.
His poems are kind of cool too. I like the first collection best—the lichtenberg figures.
I liked 10:04 better than either Atocha or Topeka, haven't read the poems.
― Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 12 January 2020 18:54 (eight months ago) link