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    November 22, 2010

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    Steve Himmer

    Brian Kiteley's novel STILL LIFE WITH INSECTS. It's a short, powerful, incredible book and one of those I reread most often.

    And a decent English translation of CF Ramuz' WHEN THE MOUNTAIN FELL. There are old Pantheon editions around, and some lousy unlicensed versions, but it's due for a rediscovery.

    Michael Hemmingson

    HAZARD'S HEAD by Scott Somer. A very funny novel about a guy with various" selves talking and guiding him in his head, as Hazard deals with his eccentric Italian girlfriend who is destroying his life.

    A forgotten sitcom from the early 1990s, HERMAN'S HEAD, ripped this off, adding in BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY, as Herman was fact checker in a New York mag...I often wondered if Somer sued or was a part of that show. (Every now and then you will see TV shows with young teleplay writers putting in obscure literary references from their comp courses at UCLA.)

    Somer published several novels and a collection in the 1980s with Random House, Viking, Simon and Schuster and Washington Sqaure Press, and was hailed in the same company as Bret Ellis, Jay McInerney, etc., but he died early of a heart attack.

    I'd like to see him revived some day.

    Corey Mesler

    Darconville's Cat by Alexander Theroux.
    Trick of the Ga Bolga by Patrick McGinley
    Harry Kaplan's Adventures Underground by Steve Stern
    The Day by Douglass Hobbie
    Dancing with Mermaids by Miles Gibson
    A Fine Madness by Eliot Baker

    Peter Markus

    Somer's book Lifetime is also pretty terrific though I too have sadly forgotten about it (though I see my well-read copy now sitting on my shelf).

    Chad

    By far the greatest Southern novel of recent days, Jujitsu for Christ by Jack Butler. I've clung to my copy for the past two decades, loaning it out with a solemn pledge that it will be returned.

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