A Look at My Latest Novel My least favorite question in the world: “What is your novel about?” I realize people are being friendly and interested and I should feel flattered, but God does it annoy me. Compacting 70,000 words into a few sentences is helpful when courting a publisher, but my succinct, rehearsed answer … Continue reading A Snapshot of SNAP
I’ve read a lot of good fiction this year. In the process, I set a new record for books finished, at 76 so far (mostly because I read more novellas this year rather than any diligence on my part). The books below were my favorites. They all happen to lie on the spectrum of bizarreness. … Continue reading My 5 Favorite (Bizarre) Books 2018
Danger Slater’s He Digs a Hole makes you say: “Wow!” “What?” and “Haha!” all at once, producing a weird “Whawoha?!” noise when reading. This slim volume (only 135 pages) captured my attention on page 1 and held on firmly to the last word, becoming one of my favorite books this year. It is the story … Continue reading Book Review: HE DIGS A HOLE
Or, Why I Love the Bizarre "I believe in the future resolution of ... dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality, if one may so speak." -André Breton, Manifestos of Surrealism As I was planning this blog, someone on Twitter asked me why I found bizarre … Continue reading Living in a Dream
To write a blog you have to have something to say or at least think you do. I probably belong to the latter category; nonetheless, here I am. I think the best way to start off is to let you know who I am and what I plan to do here. On this corner of … Continue reading Who is Zé Burns?