Forced to post yet again despite the comfy couch, big old book, and cup of crabby green tea (too lazy to go see what the proper name is) by Pinky‘s rather exciting news from the Lit Blog Coop announcing that Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead is one of three Read This! picks for Spring ’07:
The Cottagers by Marshall Klimasewiski (W.W. Norton)
Sacco and Vanzetti Must Die! by Mark Binelli (Dalkey Archive Press)
Skinng Dipping in the Lake of the Dead by Alan DeNiro (Small Beer Press)
So at some point this spring all the lit bloggers who take part in the LBC will be talking about these books on their own blogs and at LBC central. There will also be podcasts, interviews, free donuts (ask at your local coffee shop, say the LBC sent you), and so on.
This is fantastic news — thanks to the bloggers who nominated Alan’s book and everyone else who has anything to do with this. Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead is a fantastic book on many levels and an incredibly strong debut collection. Alan’s writing moves carefully and easily across and through familiar genres creating a unique and unmistakably individual voice. We very much look forward to following the conversations about the book.
Recent Read This! selections (yanked right from the LBC homeship) have included:
Update: But will any of the conversations be as deep (and wacky) as Chris Nakashima-Brown‘s?