Recently, we sat down with Michael Poore, author of Reincarnation Blues, and asked him all about his favorite genres and books. The writer whose first novel, Up Jumps the Devil, was hailed by The New York Review of Books as “an elegiac masterpiece,” has just published his second novel, which is all about living and dying—and then getting another try at living and dying—and another, and another. Ten thousand tries to get life right and earn a place in the cosmic soul. But what our protagonist, Milo, would rather do is just be with his one true love: Death herself, whom he calls Suzie. This love story is inventive, profound, and farcical, all at once.
We asked Michael Poore about his reading habits, the authors he admires, and which books he’ll never forget. Watch the video below to hear what he has to say!