Upgrade Soul by Ezra Claytan Daniels

Song Pairing: “Another Time Lover” by Kadhja Bonet  Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist Science Fiction has a new holy tome. We’re having a conversation over here at Hello Yellow about how much we love Upgrade Soul. Care to weigh in? Leave Samantha & Elizabeth a comment below. Samantha: This is without a doubt the […]

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Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

Decoding young adults is not so mystifying, if you just text it in. Song Pairing: “All of the Things (feat. Hyara)” by Sergioisdead  Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist I like to read a little harder between the lines than is often necessary for pop fiction. Fresh out of my Masters, it still feels […]

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The Pisces by Melissa Broder

The Pisces doesn’t sink, but it certainly doesn’t swim. Song Pairing: “Don’t Let Me Down” by Sabrina Claudio Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist Melissa Broder, author of So Sad Today and all of my favorite sardonic, self-critical tweets, joins the literary fiction category with this shipwreck of a novel.  It’s wave after wave of […]

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You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

Welcome to Gender Studies 101: Misconceptions. Song Pairing: “Something, In General” by Ritt Momney Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist You Think It, I’ll Say It is a case study in misconception. Several case studies, actually, since it’s comprised of ten short stories. As a grown woman reflects on the trials and tribulations of […]

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My Year Of Rest and Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh

Feels like: unbridled apathy meets Prozac Nation. Sounds like: “A Plague On Other Boys” by Belle and Sebastian  Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist Someone standing in line with Otessa Moshfegh at a Starbucks must have said aloud “I’m not sure there’s a novel that sufficiently embraces apathy brought about by woeful depression,” and […]

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