NYTBR 2 August 2009: The Short List

Books self is interested in reading after perusing the 2 August 2009 issue of The New York Times Book Review:

Werner Herzog’s Conquest of the Useless: Reflections From the Making of “Fitzcarraldo”

William T. Vollmann’s Imperial

  • After reading Joe Meno’s review of Nic Brown’s first book, Floodmarkers, a novel in stories:

Two classics of the genre: Winesburg, Ohio and Go Down, Moses

  • After reading Marilyn Stasio’s “Crime” column:

Three by South African-born writer Rennie Airth:

River of Darkness
The Blood-Dimmed Tide
The Dead of Winter

Steve Hockensmith’s The Crack in the Lens

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