Biblioklept Is Seven Today, So Here are Seven Sets of Seven Somethings


Seven Reviews of Seven Books I Love

The Rings of Saturn — W.G. Sebald

Denis Johnson’s Train Dreams Is a Perfect Novella

The Pale King — David Foster Wallace

Candide — Voltaire

I Riff on Clarice Lispector’s Novella The Hour of the Star, a Strange Work of Pity, Humor, Terror, and Abjection

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

Intertexuality and Structure in Roberto Bolaño’s 2666


Seven Hands (Van Gogh)


Seven Books I’d Like to Read Sometime in the Next Seven Years



Seven Negative Reviews

Why I Abandoned Chad Harbach’s Over-Hyped Novel The Art of Fielding After Only 100 Pages

Jonathan Lethem’s Bloodless Prose

I Super Hated Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story

The Instructions — Adam Levin

Sunset Park — Paul Auster

The Passage — Justin Cronin

The Sot-Weed Factor — John Barth


Seven Ballerinas (Picasso)


Seven Perfect Short Stories

“The Death of Me” — Gordon Lish

“A Good Man Is Hard to Find” — Flannery O’Connor

“Emergency” — Denis Johnson

“The School” — Donald Barthelme

“Sweat” — Zora Neale Hurston

“Wakefield” — Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Good Old Neon” — David Foster Wallace


Seven Deadly Sins (Bosch)


11 thoughts on “Biblioklept Is Seven Today, So Here are Seven Sets of Seven Somethings”

  1. I love Knut Hamsun. All of his novels are astonishing, similar in feel to Halldor Laxness in some intangible Scandinavian way. I really can’t decide which of Hamsun’s I like best. Possibly Mysteries…or Pan…or Growth of the Soil…or Hunger….


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