Author: Jeff Alford

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April 2017: Books to Read and Review

A fresh new stack of books to read and review on a record-high Sunday in Brooklyn. Last month I nearly made it through the entire stack (I’m currently reading Mary Gaitskill’s new book of...

Autumn by Ali Smith 0

Autumn by Ali Smith

★★★★★ The first part of a seasonal tetralogy, Ali Smith’s Autumn is a stunning meditation on memory and modernity, reconciling loss in our contemporary age of excess. This a perfect novel for the post-Trump,...

The Night Ocean by Paul La Farge 0

The Night Ocean by Paul La Farge

★★★★☆ Horror fiction legend H.P. Lovecraft transformed reality into mythos. His tales of the Old Gods, lurking “inside the earth or under the sea” or just beyond a distant astral plane, often begin in...

March 2017 Books to Read and Review 0

March 2017: Books to Read and Review

My books-to-read stack took a particularly beautiful turn this month, with gorgeously designed novels by Paul La Farge, Ali Smith and Kanishk Tharoor. As an H.P. Lovecraft fan, I’m really looking forward to La...