English singer-songwriter Beth Orton is one of the best-known practitioners of a subgenre in which folk songs are set to electronic beats — it's a sound she employed to popular and powerful effect throughout the late '90s and early '00s, on hit albums such as Trailer Park, Central Reservation and Daybreaker.
Mark Harril Saunders is assistant director of the University of Virginia Press. You can read the prologue of his novel, <em>Ministers of Fire</em>, <a href="http://www.ohioswallow.com/extras/9780804040488_prologue.pdf">here</a>.
Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 5:51 pm
Mark Harril Saunders is the author of the novel Ministers of Fire.
There are many reasons not to read the five novels that make up the Patrick Melrose cycle by Edward St. Aubyn. Each part is short in duration, covering no more than a few carefully orchestrated days, but taken together the action — if you can call witty British aristocrats blithely destroying each other action — spans more than 30 years and 900 pages.