Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What is Howard Shrier reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Howard Shrier, author of Buffalo Jump and the forthcoming High Chicago, both featuring Toronto investigator Jonah Geller.

One book from the entry:
Right now I'm reading Infinite Jest, by the late David Foster Wallace. I'm about 200 pages in, which has taken weeks. It's incredibly dense reading that requires care and focus to appreciate. It's set in a tennis academy near Boston, as well as a rehab centre, though it's not yet clear who the voices in the centre are. He overwrites sometimes, explaining things in such detail and depth of language (keep a dictionary handy), showing off in ways that I think will deter many readers. But the writing is extraordinary.[read on]
Howard Shrier was born and raised in Montreal and has worked in a wide variety of media, including magazine and radio journalism, theatre and television, sketch comedy and improv.

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