The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise by Brix Smith Start $18.95 - American Brix Smith Start spent ten years in The Fall with Mark E. Smith while being married to him, which ended in a violent disintegration. Growing up in the Hollywood Hills in the '60s in a dilapidated pink mansion her life has …
Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012
Published by Mariner
416p, b&w with 2 color segments, softcover, 5.5"x8"
Much like its comics counterpart, Best American Nonrequired presents a bundle of interesting things and renders them relatively impotent with the word "Best". Sad but true. Somebody please step up get these series out of their holding patterns?
Not-too-bad to downright good work from:
Kevin Brockmeier, Judy Budnitz, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich, Nora Krug, Julie Otsuka, Eric Puchner, George Saunders, Adrian Tomine, Jess Walter, and others