The Rumpus Sunday Book Review Supplement



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 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 →