Staff Picks: Books
Staff-recommended reading from the
(Not So) Beautiful Losers
Denis Johnson’s latest fiction title Nobody Move stands in stark contrast to his previous effort, the epic and National Book Award winning, Tree of Smoke. A lean, darkly funny, noir crime story set in contemporary Northern California; Nobody Move is fast paced, violent and full of edgy dialogue from a cast of crooks, junkies and perpetual losers. Those familiar with the sprawling and complex Vietnam War story that was Tree of Smoke will quickly see this as a wild departure from that book, yet each title stands on their own as verification of Johnson’s talent and range as a writer.