Monday, October 8, 2007

review of Steve Erickson's ZEROVILLE / The Famished Road

My review of Steve Erickson's new novel ZEROVILLE is in the new update of Bookslut. I really enjoyed this book. I read it straight through. It is relatively short and made up of short sections so you could have a good place to stop reading on almost any page if you had to though I did not. Steve Erickson is an excellent writer and this may be his best. He is also an underrated writer who was even more underrated several years ago. He still has more coming to him. You should really buy and read this book. If you like it you should read AMNESIASCOPE and ARC d'X and then read others.

Right now I am reading THE FAMISHED ROAD by Ben Okri, after Derek White's praise of it. It is incredible. It is magical realism with simple sentences and perfect rhythms. So far I am very jealous of it. I am 100 pages in of 500 and I think it is already in my top 5 favorite books.

My sleep right now is so fucked. I haven't slept more than 2-3 hours a night in almost 2 weeks. I am beginning to feel squashed.


brandon said...

i know how that is

lately ive been going to sleep around midnight and waking up between 3 - 6am, for...maybe the last 2 weeks. maybe month.

jereme said...

I usually go to bed around 8:00am and wake up anywhere from 2-5pm.

We are all fucked.

We should play online Uno to pass the time waiting on the muse.

Mike Young said...

Sleep you silly fuck. You don't want to go all mangy.

Claire Cameron said...

Great review of Zeroville. Brilliant last line.


i am trying hard to sleep. that's probably why i don't.

thank you claire.