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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jesse Ball. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jesse Ball, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jesse Ball. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jesse Ball, often where they are interviewed.

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112: Myla Goldberg (FEAST YOUR EYES) & Jesse Ball's CENSUS

So Many Damn Books
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Myla Goldberg drops by the Damn Library and immediately gives Christopher and Drew two new business ventures. And that's before they even start talking about her new book, Feast Your Eyes, and its museum catalog form, where she got the photographs, how geniuses shouldn't be assholes, and the photographer as subject for fiction. Plus, she brought Jesse Ball's novel Census, and it leads to a discussion of what it's like to go door to door, along with lots else besides. Get into it.


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May 03 2019




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The Deaths of Henry King (Uncivilized Books)

In The Deaths of Henry King, the hapless Henry King, as advertised, dies. Not just once or even twice, but seven dozen times, each death making way for a new demise, moving from the comic to the grim to the absurd to the transcendent and back again. With text by Jesse Ball and Brian Evenson complimented by Lilli Carre's macabre, gravestone-rubbing-style art, Henry King's ends are brought to a vividly absurd life.

Praise for The Deaths of Henry King

“This unique experience of the macabre blends in plenty of humor; indeed, readers will laugh at Henry as he watches himself get beaten to death, perish trying to scream in space, be eaten by a bear, or focus so hard on avoiding an open manhole that he gets hit by a car.”—Publishers Weekly

Praise for Brian Evenson:“Brian Evenson is one of the treasures of American story writing, a true successor both to the generation of Coover, Barthelme, Hawkes and Co., but also to Edgar Allan Poe.”—Jonathan Lethem

Praise for Jesse Ball’s A Cure for Suicide:“Spellbinding . . . [Has] the simplicity of a fable and the drama of a psychological thriller.”—The New York Times Book Review

Praise for Lilli Carré:“Lilli Carré’s work most piquantly recalls the great avant-garde narrative films, from Menilmontant (1926) to The Saddest Music in the World (2003). Her Wanda Gág–meets–Gene Deitch drawing style and new-weirdness literary bent make her work acutely interesting to both read and scrutinize.”—Ray Olson, Booklist

Brian Evenson is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection A Collapse of Horses and the novella The Warren. His novel Last Days won the ALA’s RUSA award for Best Horror Novel of 2009. His novel The Open Curtain was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an International Horror Guild Award.  He lives in Los Angeles, and teaches at CalArts.

Jesse Ball (1978-).  Born in New York. His prizewinning works of absurdity are beloved in a dozen languages.

Lilli Carré is an artist living in Los Angeles. She has created several books of comics, including Heads or Tails (Fantagraphics) and the children’s book Tippy and the Night Parade (Toon Books). Her comics and illustration work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and Best American Comics.

Nov 04 2017


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Jesse Ball’s blistering novel tells the story of a teenage girl who has lost everything—and will burn anything. Lucia’s father is dead, her mother in a mental hospital, and now she’s been kicked out of school—again. She makes her way through the world with only a book, a zippo lighter, a pocketful of stolen licorice, a biting wit, and the striking intel­ligence that she tries to hide.

“Lucia details a philosophy that smartly parallels the novel’s own–namely, that writing literature is, like arson, an act of creation and destruction . . . A song of teenage heartbreak sung with a movingly particular sadness, a mature meditation on how actually saying something, not just speaking, is what most makes a voice human.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Aug 17 2016

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Bookrageous Episode 68; Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball

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Bookrageous Episode 68; Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball

Intro Music; "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode

What We’re Reading


[1:17] Hild by Nicola Griffith [2:46] Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen[3:54] Rocket Girl by Amy Reeder and Brand Montclare


[4:53] Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky[5:55] The EC Comics Slipcase Library, Vol 1[7:18] Caffeinated by Murray Carpenter (Caffeine Zone 2 app)


[13:28] Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham[16:37] Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton[19:38] Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey[20:00] Coruscant Nights trilogy by Michael Reaves, The Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn[21:25] Stray Bullets: KillersStray Bullets: The Uber Alles Edition by David Lapham


Intermission; "Cum On Feel The Noize" by Quiet Riot


Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball

[24:50] HERE BE SPOILERS. Jenn, Paul and Josh dig deep into Jesse Ball's novel Silence Once Begun


Outro Music; "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode


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