Alex Austin

John Ra...
663 books | 2,520 friends

1,041 books | 3,811 friends

1,293 books | 102 friends

1,924 books | 1,206 friends

1,348 books | 438 friends

2,934 books | 69 friends

193 books | 3,495 friends

Maria A...
33 books | 604 friends

More friends…

Alex is following 29 people

Alex Austin

Goodreads Author

Newark, The United States

member since
January 2008

About this author

I'm a Los Angeles-based journalist and teacher. My novel Nakamura Reality will be published by Permanent Press in January 2016.

Average rating: 4.40 · 40 ratings · 17 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Heavy Feather Review 1.1
4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 8 ratings5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Transforming Ethnopolitical...
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2004
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Greatest Lover in the W...
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1956
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cold Hands, Warm Heart
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2010
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Alex Austin…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Red Album of Asbury Park (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 30, 2009 11:36AM
Description: Against the backdrop of a fabled town in trouble, 22-year-old musician Sam Nesbitt struggles to rid himself of his personal demons, past and present,as he pursues the rock 'n' roll dream.
Love in the Time ...
Rate this book
Clear rating


Alex's Recent Updates

Alex is now friends with Laura Krikorian
Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
" I don't think I have encountered a character like Marc Schlosser in quite some time. He reminds me a little of Nick in Gone Girl in that I can't decide if I like him or loath him. He's equal parts good guy and freak, potential friend and abhorrent... " Read more of this review »
Alex rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Black Mischief by Evelyn Waugh
Rate this book
Clear rating
Waugh is merciless and devastating.
Alex rated a book 4 of 5 stars
No Tears For Old Scratch by Ken Wohlrob
No Tears For Old Scratch
by Ken Wohlrob (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
If you’re looking for redeeming qualities in a main character, actually any character, stay away from Ken Wohlrob's No Tears for Old Scratch. Loveless, cynical, pitiless, immoral and amoral, abrasive, devious, Machiavellian, our hero Biff, whose last...more
The Antinomies of Realism by Fredric Jameson
" Compelling at points, desperately in need of an editor. "
Alex and 1 other person liked Tom L's review of The Antinomies of Realism:
The Antinomies of Realism by Fredric Jameson
" by turns frustrating and illuminating, bathetic and sublime. dialectical in the way that only jameson can be. his latest instalment in the poetics of social forms. "
Alex made a comment in the group Brain PainDiscussion - Week One & Two - Mrs. Dalloway topic
"I think it's a sharp observation. Sanity may well mean staying away from that stuff. "
Alex rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Mrs. Dalloway
by Virginia Woolf
read in January, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alex is currently reading
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alex wants to read
Transubstantiate by Richard   Thomas
by Richard Thomas (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Alex's books…
58827 Brain Pain — 1078 members — last activity 6 hours, 35 min ago
We read challenging novels that depart from the standard forms of narrative fiction. We explore various types of fiction including stream-of-conscious...more
15336 fiction files redux — 282 members — last activity Sep 15, 2014 04:07AM
this is a literary love-in, baby . . . books, literature, fiction of all shapes and sizes, these things we discuss . . . make yourself at home, check...more
18340 Second Wind Publishing — 582 members — last activity Sep 22, 2013 02:33PM
Second Wind Publishing, LLC, is an independent press that produces quality novels by talented storytellers with readable, distinctive voices. http://s...more
8285 The Beatles — 164 members — last activity Apr 06, 2014 11:45PM
If you love Beatles music or 60s and 70s music simply join!
25350 THE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB — 7139 members — last activity 3 hours, 58 min ago
ALL GENRE COMMUNITY OF BOOK LOVERS-Perfect for those interested in good books of any genre, film and lively discussion!-(300 PLUS DISCUSSION TOPICS)fr...more
26210 Salon des Refusés — 49 members — last activity Sep 07, 2014 06:05AM
Not playing with a full deck, old rogues and wagon grifters, shakedown artists and coneroos, heart thieves and soft-arm merchants, feared and loathed,...more
25x33 New Jersey GoodReads — 189 members — last activity Apr 03, 2014 09:14AM
I'm looking for GoodReaders in New Jersey, from New Jersey, or readers of good books about New Jersey. What exit are you (ha ha, just kidding) and wha...more
8255 Tips for Self Promotion, Sales, and Advertising — 2194 members — last activity 12 hours, 12 min ago
Tips from authors for authors. List what works for you and what hasn't. Whether you're selling a few author copies or just trying to get your name out...more
71 Haruki Murakami fans — 2341 members — last activity Sep 16, 2014 12:46AM
Discuss all things Haruki Murakami: novels, short stories, translation projects, related music/film, interviews, symbolism, surrealism, similar writer...more
853 Constant Reader — 5111 members — last activity 5 hours, 11 min ago
A forum for friendly discussion of classics, literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and short stories. We also love movies and art. Don't ask to join th...more
More of Alex’s groups…

No comments have been added yet.