Introduced to me via Emma Robert’s online book club Belletrist
I’m 50 or so pages in and I am actually into it. It’s a different vibe from typical novels that break the plot into chapters, instead Babitz opts for what I’m calling subject breaks (don’t @ me, I’m a movie girl not a book girl) where she instead highlights where the focus of the next few pages will be taken. Each subject break is like a long lingering look at some person or moment. You really get to marinate in a feeling before it moves on and I like that there is no pressure to prioritize any one character or interaction. I’m intrigued.
The Book even has it’s own playlist curated by Babitz and the Belletrist Babes.
Spider-man: Homecoming Dir. by Jon Watts (fuck yeah)
The Big Sick Dir. by Michael Showalter (ugly crying)
Automic Blonde Dir. by David Leitch (turned on but like…why)
I just am really excited about American Horror Story coming back and Fall in general and about killer clowns having a huge moment this season with AHS: Cult and the IT reboot hitting theaters soon. I mean, I don’t particularly care for clowns but I personally know so many people who are terrified of them that it’s really going to push my enthusiasm for Fall to 11.