The Rumpus Sunday Book Review Supplement

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supplement2It’s fall! The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and I can’t seem to leave my house. Instead, I’m gonna read reviews. This week, we’ve got reviews of two novels and three installments from our Last Book I Loved series. Also, be sure not two miss a great week of essays from Rumpus books.

A review of But Not For Long, Michelle Wildgen’s second novel.

You Caught Me — A review of Tao Lin’s new autobiographical novella Shoplifting from American Apparel.

Tao Lin

Tao Lin

And three last books I loved: The Leopard by Gieuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, In the Land of Dreamy Dreams by Ellen Gilchrist,  and I Am Not Sidney Poritier by Percival Everett.

Also, it’s been a particularly good week for Rumpus essays: The Facts About John Cheever by Brock Clarke, The Scholar and the Pornographer by Carolyn See, and this review of the film adaptation of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.


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 →