In December I got a gift card to Barnes & Noble. It contained exactly the amount necessary to pre-order the two books books I had been most excited for. They were the two brand new books by one of my absolute favorite living authors: Brain Evenson.
I read the first book, Immobility, in one sitting over the course of a Saturday afternoon. It’s a novel published by TOR, and it was awesome. If you’re a fan of Evenson, than you will most assuredly like this book. It is like the lovechild of Last Days and Baby Leg.
The second book, Windeye, is a collection of stories published by Coffee House Press. Evenson’s previous collection, Fugue State, is, story-for-story, the tightest and most solidly impressive book of stories I have ever read, and his The Wavering Knife, is a near second. This is why I am so excited to read Windeye.
If you have already read Windeye, what is your favorite story from it? What is your favorite Brian Evenson story or book?
This is the third song in my Book Scores project. It is inspired by the novel The Open Curtain by Brian Evenson, published by Coffee House Press.
This book was creepy. Really creepy. Nightmarish. It’s about young Mormon guy who discovers some old newspaper articles about a strange murder involving the grandson of Brigham Young. He becomes more obsessed with learning about these mysterious circumstances, and shit gets crazy. That’s really the only way to put it.
Anyway, it was a fantastic novel. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. If you have read it, I wrote this score while thinking about the climax, the girl, the shed. You know what I’m talking about.
You can listen to the track on this YouTube video below: