The Two Kinds of Decay, by Sarah Manguso
08 Sep 2011
Good for: People who like tales of painful adolescence, I suppose. I did not greatly enjoy this story; it didn't tell me why I should care. The only chapter I really found compelling was "The New Machine," which is two pages long and which you can read right here.
I usually try to stretch a little farther away from the cover image in my drawings, but given the subject matter this was really, really hard to illustrate in a way that wouldn't make certain people I know queasy!