Monday, May 16, 2011

Current and Future Distractions: Hoopinion's Off-Season Reading List

The annual season review posts are on the way but their ETA remains TBD. The initial entry, on Rick Sund, raises questions and necessitates caveats of a fundamental, both to the organization and this venture, nature.

To accompany this promise of certain restatements and possible insights, allow me to provide a brief list of what I'll intend to be reading while I intermittently intend to be writing yet more about these Atlanta Hawks...
  • The Pale King and The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace
  • A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • number9dream, Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
  • and, for the third consecutive off-season, 2666 by Roberto Bolano
Plus assorted half-finished periodicals accumulated during the season, Heat Rash #1, and the new Philip Kerr. Enjoy the off-season as you wish but, I implore you, enjoy it.


Drew Ditzel said...

I have not graduated out of DFW short stories. but I will never look at junior league tennis in Illinois the same way again.

Adam Malka said...

Big fan of Bolano--the Part About the Girls is absolute madness.

I also just read the DFW essay on junior league tennis, and I mean just (two days ago, on a plane), so Drew Ditzel's comment made me laugh.