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March 11, 2016

Shorties (An Excerpt from Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle: Book Five, Michael Azzerad on Our Band Could Save Your Life, and more)

The New Yorker features an excerpt from Karl Ove Knausgaard's novel My Struggle: Book Five.

Michael Azerrad talked to the A.V. Club about the 15th anniversary of the publication of his book Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Emma Donoghue's Landing
Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions
Kurt Vonnegut's Player Piano
Kurt Vonnegut's The Sirens of Titan
Paul Bowles' The Sheltering Sky
Paul Tremblay's A Head Full of Ghosts.

Stream a new Bat for Lashes song.

The Independent recommended books to read before you die.

Stream a new Guided By Voices song.

Margaret Drabble discussed the fiction of Elena Ferrante at the Guardian.

Singer-songwriter Damien Jurado discussed his favorite albums at SPIN.

Flavorwire shared an excerpt from Sarah Bakewell's book At the Existentialist Cafe.

Stream Britta Phillips' cover of the Cars' "Drive."

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Joyce Carol Oates' novel The Man Without a Shadow.

SPIN interviewed members of Miike Snow about the band's third album, iii.

Bookslut is shutting down in May.

Singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale talked songwriting with PopMatters.

Bookworm interviewed Joshua Cohen about his novel The Book of Numbers.

The Los Angeles Times recommended rock music books.

Recommended Reading features an excerpt from Karan Mahajan's novel The Association of Small Bombs.

Rick Nielsen discussed Cheap Trick's early hits with the A.V. Club.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Jonathan Lee about his novel High Dive.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Rachel Kenedy of the band Flowers.

Bustle recommended books with unreliable narrators.

The New York Times listed 25 songs that tell us where modern music is headed.

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists
Essential and Interesting 2015 Year-End Music Lists

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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