Posts Tagged: Jesse Ball

Silence Once Begun by Jesse Bell

This isn’t really a review, because I couldn’t get into the book. The format, initially, is interview transcripts. While the idea for the novel sounded interesting, the writing just didn’t pull me in. One contributing factor is my new role. I don’t have the time to invest in books that take work. Silence Once Begun took work and I borrowed it through interlibrary loan. Off it goes back to Tulane University.

Summer Reading 2014

In no apparent order, here are some books I’m planning to read this summer. Please comment below if you have some suggestions.

The Flamethrowers
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner (read)


Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball

Scorch Atlas by Blake Butler

The Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert


The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (read)


Galatea 2.2 by Richard Powers (read)


Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan


Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks


Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion


Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov


A Mercy by Toni Morrison