Posts Tagged: G.K. Chesterton

The Rumpus Interview with Jon Day


Jon Day discusses his memoir, Cyclogeography: Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier, the bicycle as a symbol of gentrification, and the city as "a technology for living." ...more

No Mystery


The books we read in childhood don’t always hold up to our memories of them. Sometimes it’s just a matter of juvenile or bad writing, but other times, it’s the author’s prejudices that turn us off as adults—and classic detective stories can be particularly troublesome:

Chesterton’s glorious evocations of light, landscape, and unnerving, lurid strangeness remain compelling.


The Rumpus Interview with Dean Koontz


Dean Koontz talks about his newest novel, Ashley Bell, overcoming self-doubt, and “what this incredibly beautiful language of ours allows you to do.” ...more