Ryan Michael Williams

Ryan Michael Williams is a writer and librarian. His reviews have also appeared in The Quarterly Conversation, Rain Taxi, and ForeWord. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and blogs at http://goodreadings.wordpress.com.

Reviews // 14 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Reviews

Imperial by William T. Vollmann | 17 Sep 2009 // 4:00 PM

Vollmann attempts to capture the lives of his subjects as fully as possible -- it is better by far to listen to the voices and stories of outcasts, eccentrics, poor people, and the powerless.

Potato by John Reader | 12 May 2009 // 4:00 PM

With tremendous enthusiasm for his humble subject, Reader recaps the historical usefulness of the potato, but adds little to overall understanding of the impact the potato has had on labor and society.

//Blogs

2666: A Novel | 1 Dec 2008 // 1:12 AM

2666: A Novel - Roberto Bolano and Natasha Wimmer - Farrar, Straus and Giroux [$30.00]

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

// Sound Affects

"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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