In this first episode, resident BookTuber Matt Cherry begins his search for great undiscovered books as he unboxes Kobo Abe’s amazing novel The Box Man. It’s a book about people living in boxes, but it’s really so much more.
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10 Super-Profound Quotes on Reading. By Me.
Hi, my name’s Matt Cherry. You may remember me from my BookTube series, Reading with Matt Cherry. Here's a selection of some of the most quotable quotes on reading from yours truly (fun fact: that means “me”).
In episode 4, resident BookTuber Matt Cherry continues his investigation into great undiscovered books with a look at Midnight Robber. A coming-of-age story set on a Caribbean-colonized planet, Nalo Hopkinson’s Midnight Robber is unlike any sci-fi you’ve read before.
Reading with Matt Cherry - Ep. 4 - Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson - A BookTube Series
Natasha Stagg’s Surveys and More Great Debut Novels
A great debut novel offers the thrill of discovery and the hope of more thrills to come. Here’s a list of top recent debuts, beginning with Matt Cherry’s pick, Surveys.
In episode 3, resident BookTuber Matt Cherry continues his exploration into undiscovered books with Surveys. In an effort to figure out what this whole “internet” thing is all about, Matt dives into Natasha Stagg's debut novel Surveys, a story of obsession, paranoia, and online fame.
Reading with Matt Cherry - Ep. 3 - Surveys by Natasha Stagg - A BookTube Series
In this episode, resident BookTuber Matt Cherry continues his search for great undiscovered books, looking to the future as he investigates Jonathan Lethem's sci-fi detective noir, Gun, with Occasional Music.
Reading with Matt Cherry - Ep. 2 - Gun, with Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem - A BookTube Series
Getting to Know Kobo Abe
Japanese writer Kobo Abe (1924-1993) was a unique talent, versatile and visionary. Fortunately, enough of his work has been translated into English that we can get a strong sense of his powers. Here's a reading list to get you started.