Saturday, June 7, 2008

Scorch Atlas

Blake Butler likes to think he's thinking that he likes to think people laugh a lot.

But SCORCH ATLAS, his beyond amazing first collection of stories, is one of the best things I've read in my 26 years of existence.

A new story is going to be in the new NINTH LETTER (it's awesome).

But perhaps my favorite is going to be in the new DIAGRAM, I think. It's so good I won't describe it. Just wait.

We said when our first books are out we're road tripping for readings. I think it's going to happen for him way before me.

You'll feel like you're on fire after you read it. He titled it.