“I’ve only recently discovered the writing of Michael J Seidlinger, whose work is beginning to remind me of a kind of 21st century David Markson. He’s prolific and talented and we should all read together to try to figure him out.”
— Jonathon Sturgeon
The end of the year is approaching and you’re looking for a little extra present: a stocking stuffer? A Secret Santa gift? Or perhaps you just want to read off the beaten track? Regardless of your reason for book-consumption, here is a roundup some of our personal favorites, some titles that you might not find on the big end-of-year lists but which we think you should absolutely check out anyway — whether they’re from indie presses, or they cover taboo topics, or they’re a cookbook in a novel-saturated world.
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