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    Speedboat by Renata Adler; following Mr Foster Wallace’s recommendation

    Speedboat by Renata Adler; following Mr Foster Wallace’s recommendation

    Reading the recommendations of established authors lets you look into the mind of an artist in a unique way; you don’t just see how they love to create, but the creations of others that they admire.

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    Darkness and laughs take center stage to celebrate Dallas Noir

    Darkness and laughs take center stage to celebrate Dallas Noir

    Last June, The Wild Detectives gathered together some of the Texan authors who contributed to Dallas Noir, a short stories collection set in Dallas. Matt Bondurant, Catherine Cuellar, Ben Fountain, Suzanne Frank, Daniel J. Hale, David Hale Smith, Fran Hillyer, Harry Hunsicker, Kathleen Kent and Merritt Tierce opened the also called Dallas Noir, Oak Cliff’s First Literary Festival.

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    Introducing Tostas

    Introducing Tostas

    They did it again. I don’t know how, but The Wild Detectives bunch keep managing to surprise us and improve the experience you get when you cross their doors on 8th Street.

    Literature

    Make your mama shake with fear… by reading books

    Make your mama shake with fear… by reading books

    In which a professional nerd discusses why reading upsets your mother and why it’s worth doing anyway.

    Literature

    Halftime balance of a year of books

    Halftime balance of a year of books

    Work, family, movies and miles of running. Work, friends, shows and gallons of craft beer. Work, travels, parties and a tones of wasted time online. In half a year there is room for plenty of things and probably not enough for all those goals you had in mind for the New Year. Although, when you leave January behind, does this really matter?

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    Wind/Pinball – The first Murakami

    Wind/Pinball – The first Murakami

    On August 4, Haruki Murakami’s first two novels were released for the first time with a proper English translation. The novels, “Hear the Wind Sing” and “Pinball, 1973,” collected together under the title “Wind/Pinball”, were previously only available through roughly translated epub torrents. The books serve as a fantastic starting point for Murakami’s bibliography of weird, ephemeral fiction.

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    Reading E. L. Doctorow is the best way of paying your respects to him

    Reading E. L. Doctorow is the best way of paying your respects to him

    In this world of incessant breaking news, emails, texts and notifications of every kind it is hard to believe that the passing of E L Doctorow could draw much attention to his figure. Let alone to his books. We shouldn’t fool ourselves.

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