A rare solo visit to the Greenpoint library a few days ago gave me a second to thumb through the new arrivals in the adult section. i immediately had a stack of about 10 books, including Barton Seaver’s For Cod and Country: Simple, Delicious, Sustainable Cooking; The Ten, Make that Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten. The Tweets of Steve Martin [yep–that’s all one title]; Olivia Harrison’s George Harrison: Living in the Material; The 2012 Pushcart winners; Arundhati Roy’sWalking With Comrades; and Roberto Bolano’s The Last Interview.
i narrowed the pile down to the last two, justifying them as subway reading–a crucial category, because if i do not have something really compelling to read on the train i will sleep through my stop every time,. i tore through the Bolano; about to begin the Roy.
A few highlights from Bolano:
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