My book queue is empty, and my brain craves fiction! Could you please recommend some books? Favorites include : DeLillo, Murakami, Pynchon, Bolaño, Lethem, Barthleme, Franzen, Chabon, DFW, Bulgakov, Rushdie, David Mitchell, Gabriel García Márquez, Mark Z. Danielewski, Philip K. Dick, Stephen King, George Saunders, Joe Hill, and Raymond Chandler [more inside]
What does the Joe Hill story "My Father's Mask" mean? [more inside]
What is the best version of "The Preacher and the Slave" (you may know it as "Pie in the Sky") for me? I am making a collection of songs for my toddler daughter, so it should be clear and have fairly simple arrangement. And it should only have the original lyrics without additions or improvisations.