Dave Eggers, Creative Habits, and 40 Years of Erica Jong: Monday’s Margins

New books out the week of October 7th:

The Circle by Dave Eggers: “Eggers has written a nearly 500-page satire of the tech world while appearing to have little interest in the actual tech world.” (Slate)

Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III: “The master of naturalistic New England fiction returns with a book of four loosely connected short works that showcases his Dreisarian abilities at their most trenchant.” (Publishers Weekly)

Doomed by Chuck Palahniuk: “My new book, Doomed, features a series of electronic dispatches from the Great Beyond.” (Chuck Palahniuk’s Reddit Ask Me Anything)

The Double by George Pelecanos: “Pelecanos’s writing, as always, keeps the story moving with clarity and style, and the plot has a satisfying share of puzzles presented and resolved.” (Toronto Star)

Longbourn by Jo Baker:Longbourn is not just nicely packaged fan fiction, or an Austenian Downton Abbey; it’s an engrossing tale we neither know nor expect.” (The Telegraph)

And more links:

The Daily Routines of History’s Most Creative Minds at The Guardian (HT Poets & Writers)

A review of Paul Harding’s Enon by J. M. Gamble at HTMLGiant

The Jong and the RestlessFear of Flying, forty years on, at Bookforum

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