A list of the best fiction and non-fiction I've read lately (and why I enjoyed them):

If any of the books interest you, consider bypassing Amazon and buying them from your local bookstore. Likewise, if you enjoyed some of the articles from any of the below publications, consider subscribing. Independent bookstores and good journalism don't fund themselves! (Titles are links to the works.)

John Hersey  |  The New Yorker  |  1946


This seminal work of New Journalism is a thorough, unflinching, and brutal accounting of the horrors wrought on the residents of Hiroshima in the moments and days after the first atomic bomb dropped. To someone fortunate enough to have never lived through war, Hersey's flat, blunt prose and relentless narratives are some of the most compelling illustrations of how evil and utterly inhumane war is.