Monday, March 14, 2016

Helen Oyeyemi's 6 favorite books

Helen Oyeyemi's new book is What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, a collection of nine interlocking stories. One of her six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
This Census-Taker by China Miéville

Harrowing beauty and existential's a Miéville book, after all. As I write this I can very clearly picture two scenes from this story about a boy who witnesses a killing in his isolated rural home. Not a word is said aloud in either scene, but the interpretative stakes in both are high enough to give you a nosebleed.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue