Monolith contributor, writer, reader, librarian, and all around strange good friend, Don Antenen, gave me a second list of books to post. I couldn’t resist. His first list for the website is a mandatory, dreamy reading list for any lit buff to sink their teeth into. This is the P.S. list. Otherwise, Monolith news pending as a snowstorm blows along the east coast, home of the MM headquarters.
An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter by César Aira – Aira is a ridiculously prolific writer from Argentina. This is one of the few novels in which he doesn’t clone Carlos Fuentes, if that gives you some idea of what you’re getting into.
Motorman by David Ohle – This is a gross little book. I was more attached to Moldenke than any character I’ve read.
Richard Yates by Tao Lin – Cheesebeast.
The Unseen by Nanni Balestrini – Written entirely without punctuation, and it works.
No Aloha by Deran Ludd – A group of teenage Sumo wrestling fans navigate Colorado after the end of the theocracy and beginning of the civil war. Most of the midwest is a giant hogfarm.
Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky – Jealousy, sex, crime, international travel, drunken baths with children.