root beer IS super water! I could watch this clip over and over.
Someone who has performed twice to thunderous laughter isn’t a comic any more...– A great essay on comics and comedy. Standup Comity - The Morning News
I Review The Avian Gospels, Adam Novy’s Dystopian... →
The Avian Gospels deserves a place on the shelf (or in the pocket) of any fan of cult or dystopian novels. It’s a story about cyclical violence, power and powerlessness, and political and cultural repression. It’s also a story about family and parent-child relationships and what it means to love another person in the face of radical danger, a novel that foregrounds the very real stakes of...
My List of Books From 2011 | HTMLGIANT →
Some end-of-the-year kind words for Adam Novy’s The Avian Gospels I’ve had these books sitting on my “to-read” pile for awhile now, and after seeing him read last week, finally decided to dig into them. A powerfully gorgeous and religious novel. One of the most beautiful novels I’ve read in awhile.
The New Yorker: Three Days by Samantha Hunt →
It is colder than most Thanksgivings. The ruts in the driveway have solidified, forming seals of creaky ice. Beatrice and Clem walk to his truck in silence and she feels as if she were still onscreen. She imagines that the video game has somehow sharpened her abilities. She feels as if she could… Hobart 5 contributor, Samantha Hunt!
Episode 20 — Adam Novy | Other People with Brad... →
The guest is Adam Novy, author of the debut novel The Avian Gospels, available now from Short Flight / Long Drive Books, an independent press run by the good people over at Hobart. “The Avian Gospels has the potential to become a cult classic,” says Publishers Weekly. Adam and I, we talk about stuff. Topics of conversation include: birds, birding, reviews, science fiction, false summits,...
On Writing: The Darjeeling Limited Jack: You wanna read a short story I wrote in France? Francis: How long is it? Jack: Nevermind, forget it. … Jack: What part are you on? Peter: Nothing, it reminded me of something not related to it. … Peter: Is it supposed to be sad? Jack: I think so. Peter: Well, I’m not too crazy about the part where I start screaming at the...
Newt’s Children, Dystopian Visions, and Greenzone... →
Some thoughts on dystopian visions, among other things, with a nod to our beloved The Avian Gospels by Adam Novy. The one I love is Adam Novy’s 2010 novel The Avian Gospels, a take on power and torture and greenzoning and undergrounding and dehumanizing and rehumanizing. (And birds. Great big flocks of birds)… The Avian Gospels explores the deep humanity of all people and the possibility...
[ C. ] An MLP Stamp Stories Anthology →
Stamp Stories are texts of 50 words or less, printed on 1×1 cardstock, & shipped free from participating presses. We wanted to tie together the indie press community in a vibrant yet viable way, & so this venture was born. Through 2010, we solicited stamp-sized texts from 100 authors & distributed the physical Stamp Stories through more than 40 participating presses. [ C. ] collects...