Reviews for the last book we featured in our Rumpus Book Club!


Are you a part of the Rumpus book club? Remember last month’s book, Christopher Boucher’s debut novel How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive?

Well, its starting to get great reviews out there.  This post on The Millions has referred to the novel as “a surrealist’s guide” full of strange, dazzling, yet heartwarming prose that seems to pleasantly surprise many readers who were initially skeptical of the novel’s surrealist bent.

So back to my first question: if  you are indeed a part of the Rumpus book club, you rock! If you are not, you should seriously consider joining: you don’t want to miss out on any more previews of  beautiful surrealist literature now, do you?

Claire Rush studies Geography and French at UC Berkeley. She lives in one of the largest co-ops in North America and has been an active member in the Berkeley Student Cooperative for the last two years. Apart from yoga and biking and the occasional hike, her main activities include chilling, hanging around, trying to teach herself how to cook, daydreaming about Burning Man, and watching seasons of old TV shows on the internet. More from this author →