The Rumpus Sunday Book Review Supplement

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It’s been a real humdinger of a week at Rumpus Books. Come see what we have.

This week, Rumpus Books published reviews of two short story collections, a book of poetry, and two novels.

Poems for the Gmail Generation — A review of During My Nervous Breakdown I Want to Have a Biographer Present, a book of poems by Brandon Scott Gorrell. BrandonScottGorrell

Where Celebrities Go to Die — A review of Hell, a novel by Robert Olen Butler.

Sympathy for These Devils — A review of Reheated Cabbage, a collection of stories by Irvine Welsh.

A review of Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing, a collection of stories by Lydia Peelle.

Diary of a Young Survivor — A review of Mathilda Savitch, a novel by Victor Lodato.

Also, be sure not to miss A Quick Look at the Google Book Search Settlement by Nina Moog, and Wendy MacLeod’s essay Mourning the Book.


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’s 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 →