Matty Byloos on Short Fiction
From this page, you can find links to blog posts about fiction, reviews of short fiction books by other authors, and previews of short fiction pages. If there are updates for a reading tour in progress, you can get to that page from here, as well. Information on the new book, Don’t Smell the Floss, will live here as well. If you want to buy the book, buy Don’t Smell the Floss here.
Press Around the Web for Don’t Smell the Floss
Most recent first…
Brews and Books Blog: Book Review by Editor Josh Christie. Published April 9, 2010.
The Next Best Book Blog: Author Interview with Matty Byloos. Conducted by Lori Hettler, Published April 7, 2010.
Wednesday Giveaway and Interview – Don’t Smell the Floss by Matty Byloos over at Manolith. Interviewed by Chris Stout. March 31, 2010.
TNBBC’s The Next Best Book Blog Review of Don’t Smell the Floss, by Lori Hettler. March 23, 2010.
Portland Mercury mention/blurb for Powell’s Smallpressapalooza event, by Raquel Nasser. March 11, 2010.
Three Books I Read Recently and Loved: Christopher Higgs, Matty Byloos and Chris Goode, over at Dennis Cooper’s online project:Dennis Cooper – The Weaklings From March 8, 2010.
Marc Schuster reviews the book at Small Press Reviews from February 14, 2010.
From The Fanzine: Don’t Smell the Floss: Healthy Social Boundaries as an Obstacle to Fiction, review by Jamie Gadette. August 8, 2009.
Featured story at The Fanzine, published by Casey McKinney, illustrations by Danny Jock: “Letter to My Ex-Wife, In Need of an Explanation,” from Monday, July 6, 2009.
Nice mention in a write-up by Wes Dildine over at LA Buzz Blog, Published Thursday, June 18, 2009.
Interview with Henry Baum at Self Publishing Review, Published Monday, June 1, 2009.
Breakdowns of All the Stories in Don’t Smell the Floss
It’s a tough call if you’re a discerning reader – you want to try something new, but you also want to know what you’re getting into. Time is precious, I understand. With that in mind, I’ve taken the time to break down every story in the book, Don’t Smell the Floss, so that you can have a better idea of what you’ll be reading when you get it. Read a couple. You’ll want more.
Part One Breakdown: Kittied to Death; Love Stories for a Contemporary Audience
Part One Breakdown: Kittied to Death; Love Stories for a Contemporary Audience PART 2
My Favorite Books of Short Fiction
In no real order other than this is how they came out…
1 William T. Vollman, The Rainbow Stories
2 Donald Barthelme, 40 Stories
3 Rick Moody, Demonology
4 Benjamin Weissman, Headless
5 Raymond Carver, Where I’m Calling From
6 Aimee Bender, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
7 Lydia Davis, Break It Down