Roberto Bolaño's "Beach" - the essay in which, if you view the story as biographical, gives the idea that Bolaño was a heroin addict. The whole heroin addict thing has been debunked (mostly), but the story is good nevertheless.- via the Millions
T.C. Boyle's "Top of the Food Chain" - this came up on the Wallace-l . I haven't read it yet, but it sounded interesting.
Finally, the group read of Bolaño's 2666is about to begin over at bolano-l . Come on over and join the discussion (begins January 12th)!