Antenen Abridged Part 2 List

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.

A Heaven of Others by Joshua Cohen – A Jewish boy in Israel is blown up by a suicide bomber and finds himself in Muslim heaven.  Yes. 

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.

Osama Van Halen by Michael Muhammad Knight – This is the sequel to Knight’s classic ‘The Taqwacores’.  Muslim punks vs. the world. 

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.


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