The Manuscript


Don't Drink The Water


Popular Science has a great article called "What Would Happen If You Drank Water From The Gowanus Canal?" Needless to say, it's a fascinating read (spoiler alert: dysentery).

If you want to read my version of what happens when you drink from the Gowanus, download a copy of my book The Canal for .99 cents!

The Canal: The Video

Go behind the scenes of my book, The Canal, and see the place that inspired it: the highly polluted, yet strangely endearing, Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York.



And in light of recent events, please consider donating to Hurricane Sandy relief!

-Previous Canal Posts

Bad Photos Of Writers (Continued)


I recently saw Martin Amis in conversation with Matthew Weiner (the creator of Mad Men) as part of the Writers Bloc series. Not sure I quite understand the reasoning behind the pairing, but I'm a huge Amis fan (Money is one of my all time favorite books) and I managed to get yet another mediocre photo of a writer out of it (heads in the foreground are becoming my signature style).

-Previous Bad Photos Of Writers

Of Interest


-Delillo's Cosmopolis is now a movie directed by David Cronenberg. Here's the trailer.

-My current book is about a 20-year-old who meets his 40-year-old self. Meanwhile, here's video of a 30-year-old meeting his 12-year-old self.

-And, for no better reason other than I'm reading it at the moment, here's Jonathan Franzen writing about Donald Antrim's The Hundred Brothers.

The Canal: A Visit


While in New York recently, I made sure to pay a visit to the gritty-as-ever Gowanus Canal. Much fun was had, and much floating debris was witnessed. I shot a lot of video while I was there, and am currently in the process of editing it all together. In the meantime, here's a few pics of some rainy canal action.


*Special thanks to my incredible girlfriend Maggie for the photos. (click to enlarge)




Moby Dick: The Video Game

In which your goal is to avoid being defeated by hours upon hours of whaling minutiae.

Signed


...by the man himself.

Book Shirt


Mao II



Don Delillo reading from Mao II (which I recently finished).

And on a Youtube-related side note, this is an interesting interview: David Foster Wallace on Charlie Rose.

Big Sur


It's the photo of the Henry Miller museum sign that you've been dying to see.

Got a copy of Aller Retour New York while there. For the lofty literary reason that it was cheap.

Also reading Kerouac's Big Sur.

Read Me At: West Branch Wired

You can now read my short story "The Swarm" online, over at the lit journal West Branch's website.

"The Swarm" is a love story, with a water slide and diet pills. Plus a blind fish gets eaten. Hope you enjoy.

-The Swarm [West Branch Wired]