[Editor's note: John Freeman is president of the National Book Critics Circle. Last fall the NBCC introduced its Most Recommended List. On the heels of their Winter Reading List, we're pleased to offer the following author comments on titles for the list. And on Monday, February 11th, don't miss our NBCC Best Recommended Books event at Powell's City of Books on Burnside.]
Hari Kunzru's My Revolutions is the book I'm telling people to grab. Kunzru is burning up in this novel. He spins a superb tale and his narrator's plummet down the radical rabbit-hole had me from page one.
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Troy Jollimore, author of Tom Thomson in Purgatory, recommends:
What I love about bpNichol is his playfulness, his humor, the sheer joy he took in sentences, in words, even in individual letters. Language was never abstract for Nichol, but a vivid, physical presence; the very shape of a letter could inspire him, as could the sound of spoken ...