A major downside, though, is that blue-face-thingy staring at me, you know, judging me, judging it.
Welcome to the ~*gReAt gAy aMeRiCaN nOvEl*~
Sonic wasn’t so edgy that he was gonna make us all smoke cigarettes in the mall parking lot at age 9, but he had this certain allure that seemed to imply that he didn’t believe in things like having a bedtime.
When I was twenty years old, I was living a good life. I had everything I could ever ask for. Then, I decided to kill my self esteem. I had my first novel published. Sorry, self.
These days, I may sleep a little later, but I start each day with a palpable hunger for action.
Reading Moby-Dick is “a bit like being stoned,” and it also “evokes an Asperger’s air.”
40 Eating lunch alone in high school + 10 years = prolific novelist
Frank and Lili are roommates in an icy, bleak section of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Each chapter is told from one of their perspectives, as they struggle with the common anxieties of being young and bored.
Sheila Heti’s How Should A Person Be?, a “novel from life” just released in the US (it came out in Canada in 2010), is not the kind of book that comes along often. It’s highly quotable, funny, shocking, anxiety-inducing and, finally, inspiring.
Unfinished books, must you look peevishly at me from your bedside perch of eternal judgment? You represent all that I haven’t done because I’m too busy drinking and watching How I Met Your Mother reruns.