The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup


This week, the book blogs are obsessed.

They really, really want to tell you everything about William Vollman and Thomas Pynchon and their new wondrous masterpieces of weird. I love both authors and look forward to reading both books, but this week, the blogs talked so incessantly about them that I will make this roundup a Vollman and Pynchon free zone, with one exception.

The Baltimore Sun tells its readers to save money by not buying books. Fuck you, Baltimore Sun.

Literary tattoos.

Gawker reporter says that media and journalism “just as connection driven as fashion, business, and Wall Street.”

A very cool trailer at Electric Literature (via). I have to say I like their model.

Jacket Copy asks if this cover of a book about bulimia is “horribly graphic.”

And as promised, the exception: Sally Forth does Pynchon. Really. (via)

Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →