2018 Reading in Review

As you might remember, gentle reader, I tend to run my goal year not so much from January 1 to January 1 but from sometime the week after Christmas to sometime the week after Christmas. Something about the holidays makes me reflective and, increasingly, melancholy about the passage of the year. I didn’t have that […]

Mmmm, Underbelly

Novelist emerges from cult status writing about underbelly of Ozarks: A few hollows and half a universe south of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s last little house, you’ll find Daniel Woodrell. In this author’s world, Pa cooks meth and Ma sits by the potbelly with unwashed hair, her mind “broke.” The three young ones pretty much fend […]