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 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, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →