We asked the seven MFA alumni publishing books this spring what they’re reading. Here’s what’s on Matt Lennox’s list:
“I'm splitting my reading time between Bangkok Haunts by John Burdett and Marcus Aurelius's Meditations. Bangkok Haunts is the third in the Sonchai Jitpleecheep detective series. Sonchai is a Thai cop who somehow manages to keep his Buddhist soul intact no matter what kind of real-world shit he's contending with. These novels are part pulp noir, part spiritual inquiry. As for Marcus's Aurelius's Meditations, this is my third time through it. Aurelius's short, punchy observations on the world help me keep my own soul intact. I also just finished The Desperates, by Greg Kearney, and I'm about to dig into The Acolyte, Nick Cutter's latest yarn.”
Matt’s new novel, Knucklehead, is published by HarperCollins, and will be available on May 19th.