Jon Foro: Leave it to me to read a book called Sick Bag Song, but that’s what it is. SBS began as Nick Cave’s tour diary of sorts, notes scribbled on airline sick bags as he traveled across North America with his band, the Bad Seeds. But Cave is never a literal thinker, this book is pure Cave: a hallucinatory ramble of poetry and lyrics, hotel room meditations, and Big Questions. It’s probably not for everyone, but that’s never been a concern.
Adrian Liang: I’m partway through Warren Ellis’ Normal, and it’s reminding me of Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation in a deliciously goosebumpy kind of way. Can’t wait to get to the end and figure out what’s going on at this insane asylum deep in the Oregon wilderness.
Erin Kodicek: Since Halloween is around the corner, I'm in the mood for a good ol' fashioned ghost story. To that end, I'm going re-read Sarah Waters's The Little Stranger. But, is it really a ghost story? Set in a decaying mansion in postwar England, you are left wondering: is this house haunted, or are its inhabitants plagued by some mysterious psychological malaise? This question will keep you up at night, with the lights on.
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