1. 20 obsolete English words that should make a comeback →

    Compliments of MatadorNetwork.com.

    What’s your favorite?  We like perissology.

  2. The Onion’s AV Club called it “fascinating” and “at times laugh-out-loud funny”. Wired.com called it “captivating” and “authentic as hell”.  We like the way they think—and oh, how we love the cover.  It’s The Weekly Read: Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius by @colindickey.

    The Onion’s AV Club called it “fascinating” and “at times laugh-out-loud funny”. Wired.com called it “captivating” and “authentic as hell”.  We like the way they think—and oh, how we love the cover.  It’s The Weekly Read: Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius by @colindickey.

  3. This brings me to my last recommendation: The Afterlives of the Saints by Colin Dickey. 1. This is a book about saints. 2. It’s great. And now that we’ve gotten the important part out of the way, I want to tell you that Colin Dickey is so brilliant, it makes my eyes bleed. I try and imagine what the inside of his brain looks like, and all I can see is that scene in Bad Lieutenant when Harvey Keitel smokes crack and takes all his clothes off and cries. What I’m trying to say is Colin talks about things that never even register on most people’s radars. He speaks in a language only dogs can hear. And then translates it for the rest of us. And it’s awesome. I totally would have beaten him up in school for being so smart.

    — Liberty Hardy of The Well-Readheads

    (Source: bit.ly)

  4. Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith by Colin Dickey. Coming June 12, 2012. Non-fiction!

    Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith by Colin Dickey. Coming June 12, 2012. Non-fiction!

  5. Botched & Ecstatic: Some Upcoming Events →

    See what tasty stuff Unbridled author Colin Dickey’s (author of CRANIOKLEPTY) got cooking:

    botchedandecstatic:

    Some Upcoming Events:

    April is the cruelest month, particularly if you find listening to me read cruel. I’ll be giving a few different readings at a few different excellent venues, to whit:

    On Saturday, April 9, I’ll be reading along with the extremely excellent Amina Cain and Amarnath Ravva….