OK, so it’s October 15th, and this grand experiment is over, and I certainly have very little to show for it aside from, “Man, it is hard sticking to a single form for a month,” and “Also, I cheated and have read three novels in a row.” WHOOPS!
However, one of those novels is The Hakawati by Rabih Alameddine, which is almost like the granddaddy of short story collections. Anyone who was besotted by The Brothers Grimm tales as a child (meeeeee) will see Alameddine’s novel as its next-of-kin: a single narrative spliced and remixed with Arabic and Jewish folk tales. I can’t recommend it enough.
As for this wee Tumblr, well, I’m loathe to let a good blog theme go to waste. Maybe you’ll see us resurrect this thing sometime soon, or maybe it’ll metamorphose into an image dump, like every other Tumblr. Either way, keep an eye out for us.