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Aaron Burch

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I wrote BACKSWING and also a couple of shorter books, the novella, How to Predict the Weather, and a chapbook of very short pieces, How to Take Yourself Apart, How to Make Yourself Anew.

I also founded and edit HOBART: another literary journal.

Average rating: 4.25 · 444 ratings · 85 reviews · 23 distinct works
Stephen King's The Body

4.33 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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How to Predict the Weather

3.92 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Backswing

4.38 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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How to Take Yourself Apart,...

4.20 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Hobart #13: Luck

4.13 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2012
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Hobart #11: The Great Outdoors

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4.57 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2010
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Hobart #12

3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2011
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Hobart 14

4.13 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2013
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Hobart 15: Hotel Culture

4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2014
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Hobart #6

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Excerpt of The Body

An excerpt (the 1st, and 20th & 21st chapters) of my upcoming book about Stephen King's The Body went up on Hobart:

http://www.hobartpulp.com/web_feature...

The excerpt is about the book and Stand By Me, and deer and buffalo, and roadtrips and tattoos, and relationships and being by yourself and growing up... Read more of this blog post »
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One of my fave books of the year... maybe my singular favorite. The language is weird, tight, hypnotic, and I especially found myself admiring the way Habash lingered on the moments that most books might jump over, and spending a mere page, or even a ...more
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I liked this quite a bit but, tbh, really wish it was 200 pages of the first two essays, "Progression" and "Structure." I wanted a lot more graphs, is what I'm saying. I think part of my problem was wanting to read this as a book (I wanted to, earlie ...more
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I read this back in '99, the week it came out, probably skipping a few college classes to do so, all still before the Fight Club movie came out. I bailed on Chuck, after Lullaby I think it was, feeling at that point that it had all become kinda formu ...more
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I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this, and I fell in love with it (so in love that I reread this published version, which I probably usually wouldn't do, tbh), and I'm even more in love with this version! It's so good. Such a fun/scary/cr ...more
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“Sometimes writing about a TV show, or a movie, or a book, is the most honest way to write about yourself.”
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“In general, there are usually two reasons to swear--to get someone's attention and because it's fun.”
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Aaron Burch Kristine wrote: "Aaron, your "meteorological" divination in How to Predict the Weather is astounding.

I love this best: "They remembered being told to never look directly at the sun, that it would make you blind, ..."


awww, schucks. thanks, kristine!!


Kristine Muslim Aaron, your "meteorological" divination in How to Predict the Weather is astounding.

I love this best: "They remembered being told to never look directly at the sun, that it would make you blind, but it was beginning to feel like they could maybe use a little blindness."


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