Blake Butler

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Blake Butler

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Blake Butler is the author of EVER, Scorch Atlas, and two books forthcoming in 2011 and 2012 from Harper Perennial. He edits 'the internet literature magazine blog of the future' HTML Giant. His other writing have appeared in The Believer, Unsaid, Fence, Dzanc's Best of the Web 2009. He lives in Atlanta.


Average rating: 3.77 · 2,947 ratings · 543 reviews · 41 distinct works · Similar authors
Scorch Atlas
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 900 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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There Is No Year
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 576 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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EVER
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 264 ratings — published 2009
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Nothing: A Portrait of Inso...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Sky Saw
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Three Hundred Million: A Novel
3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Frequencies: Volume 1
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2012
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April 2011, Blake Butler
"His Favorite Surrealist Literature: The David Lynch of books shares his top five works of weirdness in honor of his new domestic dreamscape, There Is No Year." ...More

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“DAYS ARE WEEKS AND WEEKS ARE DAYS INSIDE YOU”
Blake Butler, There Is No Year

“I thought of my father, alone and elsewhere, his head cradled in his hands. I thought of the day he'd punched a hole straight through the kitchen wall, thinking she'd be tucked away inside. All those places he'd looked and never found. Inside their mattress. In stained-glass windows. How he'd scoured the carpet for her stray hair and strung them all together with a ribbon; how he'd slept with that one lock swathed across his nostrils, hugging a pillow fitted with a nightshirt. How he'd dug up the backyard, stripped and sweating. How he'd played her favorite album on repeat and loud, a lure. How when we took up the carpet in my bedroom to find her, under the carpet was wood. Under the wood there was cracked concrete. Under the concrete there was dirt. Under the dirt there was a cavity of water. I swam down into the water with my nose clenched and lungs burning in my chest but I could not find the bottom and I couldn't see a thing.”
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“Overhead the sky was melting, the cracked cream color rubbing off in cogs of brine.
The fields far ahead of me in endless pudding, studded here and there with what had been: homes and houses, hair and heirlooms, habits, hallways, hauntings, hope.”
Blake Butler, Scorch Atlas

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