When Hugh MacLeod was a struggling young copywriter, living in a YMCA, he started to doodle on the backs of business cards while sitting at a bar. Those cartoons eventually led to a popular blog - gapingvoid.com - and a reputation for pithy insight and humor, in both words and pictures.
This book has a brevity that is stunning. It reminds me that stark writing is just as good as long-winded prose. Sometimes better. It takes you into the empty dark side of the 1960s. Joan Didion is masterful. Read it.
This is the most beautiful book I have ever read. It's a classic but I still think it deserves a shelf talker. It feelsl ike reading a poem. The language is lush and intoxicating.
If you think his is just another Joyce Carol Oates book, think again. Psychological, chilling, and at the same time beautifully written, I couldn't put it down. A must-read novella.
I am not usually one to read historical fiction, but since I grew up loving Carroll’s work I gave it a shot. It paints a vivid picture of its characters and makes you want to dive into the rabbit hole. For the romantically curious sort.
The 30th anniversary of a fantasy classic from Peter S. Beagle