Okay, so my friend Nicole’s excellent and awesomely titled blog is celebrating it’s first birthday and I can’t get my shit together enough to post even vaguely regularly. Oh well. I still haven’t read Wetlands, so I can’t follow up on that, but what I can tell you is that you should read Aleksandar Hemon’s The Lazarus Project. The way information is revealed, the way the seemingly incongruous threads are stitched together to form the whole is amazing. Mr. Hemon got a MacArthur “genius” grant a while back, and I’m beginning to think these MacArthur clowns really know what they’re doing. Oh, and I’m also reading Richard Price’s Lush Life, which feels like I’m reading an episode of The Wire. Or what I imagine it would be like to read an episode of The Wire, because I haven’t watched a single one yet. (I know, I know. I really need to watch The Wire.)

Anyway, go wish Nicole’s blog a happy birthday and while you’re there, tell her what your favorite book’s been lately. Deal? Deal.