Le Guin's collection of blog posts is as enlightening to those who have never heard of her as to those who are longtime fans of her fiction. She is, in her final years, as clever, decent and kind as ever, and her particular voice is readable and wise whether she's talking about compassion in the age of Trump, representation in literature, or just narrating endless hours spent observing her cat. Her insights on aging are occasionally... (read more)Recommended by Tyler D.
Lerner's newest work surprised me in its erudition, its subtlety, and its ability to perform prosodic magic in a way that should be deeply irritating and somehow isn't. It sometimes lapses into stream-of-consciousness, time/space/point-of-view slippages, and almost glossolalic bits of poetic language, but it never feels like a gimmick. It absolutely shouldn't be a page-turner, but it absolutely is.
At the core of the work is one of the most... (read more)Recommended by Tyler D.