McSweeney’s began in 1998 as a literary journal, edited by Dave Eggers, that published only works rejected by other magazines. Since then, McSweeney’s has attracted works from some of the finest writers in the country, including Denis Johnson, William T. Vollmann, Rick Moody, Joyce Carol Oates, Heidi Julavits, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Ben Marcus, Susan Straight, Roddy Doyle, T. C. Boyle...more
As I explored through the head though and marvelled at the high production values that must ha ...more
My full and more detailed review can be found on Glorified Love Letters.
P.S. If you read "The Instructions" preview and don't imme ...more
It's the first four chapters of Fountain City, the novel he couldn't finish and then abandoned to write Wonder Boys, about a writer who can't finish a novel. The chapters are extensively annotated with detailed, insightful, funny, and fascinating comments from C ...more
Alongside the four chapters from the novel Chabon provides self-deprecating commentary and analaysis of the novel's flaws, and reflects on other aspects of his life and the writing process.
Best suited to Chabon fans, students of the writing process may also find it of interest.
The head on the box didn't really appeal to me, but I like the concept. It is filled with booklets of which I especially liked Chabon's Fountain City. There is plenty of room to put in some of your own memories or stories, but I haven't done that yet.