My review of Karl Taro Greenfeld’s NowTrends is live at The Nervous Breakdown.


My review of Karl Taro Greenfeld’s NowTrends is now up at The Nervous Breakdown. Great stuff. He’s known as a non-fiction author, but he writes fiction too, very well published—The Paris Review, The Missouri Review, BASS, O. Henry, etc. And KTG is one hell of a nice guy, too. I ran across his work in a few copies of TMR and TPR and posted up something at HTMLGiant one day about something, can’t remember what, but he dropped me an email to say that he agreed with my POV and we started chatting. Loved these stories.

Also, I’m a big fan of Hobart‘s Short Flight / Long Drive books. I’ve read many of them, and they’ve all been great.

The Paris Review – discount for HTMLGiant (and other fans of literary fiction)

I’ve really grown to love The Paris Review. There was a discussion over at HTMLGiant about it, and Roxane Gay was talking about how individual copies are expensive, and got this response from the people at TPR:

Roxane,

Peter from The Paris Review here. Thanks for such a thoughtful review–very much appreciated.

Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do about the shipping on a single issue (the post office charges us what they charge us). But to make up for this and make the magazine a little more affordable, we’re offering the good people of HTMLGIANT and your readers a one-year subscription for $28 ($7/issue) through our website with the code GIANT12.

http://store.theparisreview.org/products/one-year-subscription

This will be active for the next two weeks (and feel free to share). Due to the vagaries of our site, there may be an 81 cents shipping charge, but nothing hefty. Hopefully this makes the makes keeping in touch with TPR a bit easier.

Most of all, do keep reading. The winter issue is shaping up to be something pretty special.

So, hop to it, folks. It’s mostly because of people like Benjamin Percy that I started reading TPR, but there is always something amazing in each issue – a story or interview, always something worthwhile.