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(Lisa) Birk's Book Blog

Reader, writer, chocolate-lover.

Also blogging at www.deaddarlings.com, the site for everything novel, and author site, www.lisabirk.com

Currently reading

The Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen
A Little Life: A Novel
Hanya Yanagihara
Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders: A Novel
Julianna Baggott
Fates and Furies: A Novel
Lauren Groff
Bad Feminist: Essays
Roxane Gay

Jesus' Son: Heartstopping Fiction

Jesus' Son - Denis Johnson

Like Philip Seymour Hoffman in the movie Before the Devil Knows You're Dead but better. Writing in what some reviewers have called "hallucinatory" prose, Johnson loves these tender, broken men (and their women) beyond reasoning.