The World As I Found It

A big, gripping novel about the tortured philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein may sound oxymoronic, but Bruce Duffy pulls it off (assisted by the presence of Bertrand Russell, that old swashbuckler), mixing gossip, history, and plenty of ideas into a compulsively readable fiction.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.