The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup


Happy Easter, everybody!

A slideshow of writerly villains in film. (via)

“Why Twitter is Gertrude Stein.” (via)

I know it’s not hip right now, but I love me some “neuronovels.” Maybe this is why. (via Jessa Crispin at Bookslut, who might actually sort of kind of agree with me! I’ve felt so alone …)

Why re-read books you don’t like?

Maybe the best April Fools ever. I mean, it’s got unicorns sleeping with virgins! (via)

Sometimes I wonder if mystery novels are doing more interesting things right now than “literary” ones. (via)

Seth Fischer's writing has appeared or is forthcoming 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 teaches and tutors at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles, and he was a Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. Find more writing of his writing at, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →