How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti was a very good read. When Miranda July says "A book that risks everything,"I pay attention. It's a bold "novel from life," but honestly, to really slip all the way in, I had to tell myself to stop thinking about the "from life" part, because otherwise I found myself caught up in trying to figure fact from fiction. The book is peppered throughout with emails to the protagonist, and they are all in the same format: as a numbered list of things the character means to say. For instance (quoting from the third chapter);
3. i wish i could buy a house for a friend like i can buy a cake.
4. if you're curious about what i think you look like as a house, you should see it.
It made me want to send much more interesting emails.
Love Bomb, by Lisa Zeidner is super fantastically fun read. I mentioned this book in my previous post: I got to at…