Writers choosing writers
What happens when you ask a handful of writers to name their favorite book of 2012, and then the authors of those books pick their favorites? The unexpected. Follow the trail for a wonderful daisy-chain of eclectic reading recommendations to last through next year.
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TRAIL 3( City Lights Publishers, Semiotext(e) )
Ben Ehrenreich ("Ether") picks ...
"Summer of Hate"
There's a lot going on in "Summer of Hate" — love, jail, sex, sobriety, art, real estate, Albuquerque, Arizona, and the Baja coast — but with relentless precision, Chris Kraus captures the desperate, simmering, everything's-OK madness that gripped the U.S. in the years before the crash.