The Rumpus Sunday Book Review Supplement

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supplement2It’s fall! The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and I can’t seem to leave my house. Instead, I’m gonna read reviews. This week, we’ve got reviews of two novels and three installments from our Last Book I Loved series. Also, be sure not two miss a great week of essays from Rumpus books.

A review of But Not For Long, Michelle Wildgen’s second novel.

You Caught Me — A review of Tao Lin’s new autobiographical novella Shoplifting from American Apparel.

Tao Lin

Tao Lin

And three last books I loved: The Leopard by Gieuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, In the Land of Dreamy Dreams by Ellen Gilchrist,  and I Am Not Sidney Poritier by Percival Everett.

Also, it’s been a particularly good week for Rumpus essays: The Facts About John Cheever by Brock Clarke, The Scholar and the Pornographer by Carolyn See, and this review of the film adaptation of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.


Seth Fischer's writing has appeared in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He will be a 2014 Lambda Literary Emerging Voicing Fellow and was a 2013 Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. He also teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Find more writing of his writing at www.seth-fischer.com, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →