Category: What I’m Reading

Every week, Brian suggests a new book to read. He tells you what it’s about and why he thinks you’d like it. He also offers a few comments about what was successful and/or unsuccessful about said book. Authors who appear frequently are Cormac McCarthy, Ernest Hemingway, Column McCann, Zadie Smith, Flannery O’Connor, Italo Calvino, Dan Barber, Mary Beard.


“A novel that does not discover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel’s only morality.”

–Milan Kundera, The Art of the Novel