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Dan Chaon

My Year in Books: Await Your Reply

by Patrick on December 21, 2009

I’ve written often and at length about Dan Chaon’s masterful novel Await Your Reply.  Someone called this book “the first great novel written about the internet.”  I think this is probably true (if there’s a better novel about the internet out there, I haven’t yet read it), and if it is true, we all have […]

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Year in Reading, Vroman’s Style

by Patrick on December 14, 2009

It’s pretty busy here at the store, as you might imagine, so the blog has been a bit slow lately.  In lieu of a real post here today, I will point you to my Year in Reading post at The Millions, where I write, briefly, about Stoner by John Williams and Here Comes Everybody by […]


A Pair of Dan Chaon Links

by Patrick on August 25, 2009

What better way to celebrate Tuesday, that most underrated of days (It’s not Monday, after all!), than with a pair of Dan Chaon related stories.   As regular readers of this blog know, I’m a big fan of Chaon’s work.  His new novel, Await Your Reply, hits shelves today.  You can read my review of it […]


June Gloom

by Patrick on June 10, 2009

Mother Nature wasn’t messing around this year.  Have you seen it outside?  Gloomy as all get up.  But you know what? I kind of like it.  It sort of feels like I’m living somewhere romantic and literary.  Like Newark. Here are just a few of the great links to cheer up your gloomy Wednesday afternoon: […]