2 posts tagged Victor LaValle
Publishers Weekly recently named Victor LaValle’s The Devil in Silver as one of the top ten books of 2012. I caught Victor at BookCourt last summer, and he was a completely mesmerizing reader. Granted, the book has a fair amount of suspense: A seemingly sane man named Pepper finds himself in a psychiatric ward due to hazy circumstances. He’s soon stalked by a bison-headed monster who roams the halls at night. Pepper pairs up with several other inmates to kill the creature — but given its mysterious nature, is that even possible?
Though the book has an eerie setup, it’s far from being a simple horror story. Victor weaves in questions about race, faith and personal demons, and critics have deemed the work “striking,” “dizzying,” and “extraordinary.” I was delighted that Victor agreed to share some tales of his readings, which range from the creepy to the absurd — after the jump.
Monday, Monday. I’m excited to share the two pieces I have going up this week: a book review for Full Stop and a profile on Jonathan Evison for Capital New York. (BTW, the twitter handle @jonathanevison is NOT the real Jonathan Evison, but rather an imposter with a coupon site — ?? — who still tweets at JE’s publisher and fans! Sooo weird.)
Anywho, this week features some fantastic events with Electric Lit, Vanessa Huang, Cheryl Clarke, Victor LaValle, Jay Caspian King, and Rivka Galchen.