The titles selected for reading at the Experimental Fiction group (XFX) during the Fourth Quarter of 2013 have been selected and are now posted on the XFX section of this website. To make things easier, however, I have copied them below and added a few words of encouragement.
10-15 -￼ The Water Thief – Nicholas Lamar Soutter
This is not a super literary novel by a great author, but it is an easy and fun read which underneath it all is a spot-on satire of the direction this country (USA) and much of the world is heading as the forces of Corporatism (Fascists) take over the world. A must read.
11-01 -￼ The Blue Fox – Sjón
Short but powerful; evocative, enigmatic, excellent. See the fox; be the fox; read the book.
11-15 -￼ Dubliners – James Joyce
Joyce redefined the short story with this collection. Read it over and over again.
12-01 -￼ Dublinesque – Enrique Vila-Matas
An imaginative journey connecting the worlds of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, and all they symbolize.
12-15 -￼ Barfly — Charles Bukowski
The underside of life in L.A. by an author that lived it.
[Note: 12-15 title is a correction to avoid duplicate reads.]