Hello hello, loyal friends! We’re back from our brief end-of-summer hiatus, batteries presumably recharged, as we hope yours are as well. Fall is in the air here in New York today, and many ideas are percolating for Like Fire and beyond. We hope you’ll stick around and see what we’ve got up our sleeves (assuming blogs have sleeves… well, never mind).
To start things off, I’m going to do the counterintuitive thing and direct your attention away from here and toward The Millions, where I’ve got a new Post-40 Bloomer piece up. This one’s on somebody a little more contemporary than most of the authors I’ve been looking at: David Abrams, author of the upcoming Fobbit (out from Grove/Atlantic September 4) and a loyal friend to Like Fire. He has a great blog of his own—The Quivering Pen—which should be on everyone’s rounds, and Fobbit is a good rockin’ read. If I may quote myself, it’s “a tale of the Iraq war that manages to be as dark as it is funny, which is to say considerably.” To find out more about the book and the tale that lies behind it, head on over to The Millions. Just make sure to come back here when you’re done.