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By Kevin Thomas

such a lot reviewers take millions of phrases to do what Kevin Thomas does in 9 exquisitely certain black-and-white panels. utilizing his beautiful illustrations and not more than a handful of phrases, week via week Thomas decrypts one of the most fascinating books of our day for readers of The Rumpus: now eighty-five of his favorites are accumulated in a single volume.

Fiction and non-fiction, state-of-the-art and renowned books; the only caliber those works have in universal is that they’ve attracted Thomas’ remarkably perceptive gaze and pen. this can be a paean to studying by way of a completely unjaded, devoted novice of the artwork, heavily appreciative of every book’s specific attributes. The works he selects are ones he admires: and he excels at conveying the thrill and admire they motivate in him. What a listing he’s compiled: Jonathan Lethem, Jim Shepard, Rachel Kushner, Renata Adler, Georges Perec, David Graeber, Julian Assange, George Saunders, Hilton Als, Oliver Sacks, Cheryl Strayed, Dennis Cooper and Jennifer Egan are only some of the authors whose paintings is right here brilliantly distilled.

Visual haikus in the direction of meditative poetry than conventional feedback, Thomas’ unforgettable, evocative drawings usually be capable to encapsulate the essence of a publication much better than a 2,000 be aware essay in our best journals. have a look for yourself.

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