Pretty Good Year: The Millions book preview for the second half of 2012 features books by and about David Foster Wallace — also, Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Michael Chabon, Salman Rushdie, Junot Diaz, Nate Silver, Chris Ware, Tom Wolfe, John Banville, Louise Erdrich, Emma Donoghue, Kurt Vonnegut, Alice Munro, Roberto Bolano, Barbara Kingsolver and a whole slew of other writers to get excited about.
The Cloak of Visibility: The Millions preview also mentioned the forthcoming book by Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling. People have been reacting to the cover design, which was unveiled on Tuesday the 3rd.
Tenacious Delay: Winter is coming, with no mention of anything new from George R.R. Martin.
All I Need to Get By: If you don’t want to wait for the books to come, Buzzfeed will tell you the only 20 books you’ll ever need to read.
If Dylan Thomas Lived in 2012: No word on which authors will be drunk texting this year, but you can check out the archive at The Paris Review.
Graphic Language: In 2012, multiple celebrated ultracrepidarians will follow the season’s vernalagnia with a great welter of montivagant stories, replete with incidents both infandous and based on ktenology, where the hamartia of their characters, so often engaged in xenization, results in more than one zugzwang to gorgonize readers until the final enantiodromia. Absent an unfortunate biblioclasm, we can expect quite the recumbentibus to the year, with more than enough noegenesis to warm us in the ostentiferous days ahead. If this doesn’t make sense to you, these beautiful pictures at Brain Pickings should help.
- Michael Moats