Illustration by Sam Woolley

So you know a Drew Magary enthusiast, or someone who should be a Drew Magary enthusiast, and you’re wondering what sort of holiday present to get them? As someone who argues with Magary daily about everything, listen to me on this—I know what I’m talking about. Get them some Magary books!

The Hike

The Hike is Drew’s latest novel, and the chalk description is that it’s something like the spirit of The Twilight Zone meeting some of the narrative functions of an NES game. I don’t know that that’s right (although it’s not wrong); I do know that it’s good, and that you should read the thing, or buy it for someone who hasn’t done so.

The Hike Kindle edition

The Hike is Drew’s latest novel, and the chalk description is that it’s something like the spirit of The Twilight Zone meeting some of the narrative functions of an NES game. I don’t know that that’s right (although it’s not wrong); I do know that it’s good, and that you should read the thing in Kindle format, or buy it in Kindle format for someone who hasn’t done so.

The Hike audio edition

The Hike is Drew’s latest novel, and the chalk description is that it’s something like the spirit of The Twilight Zone meeting some of the narrative functions of an NES game. I don’t know that that’s right (although it’s not wrong); I do know that it’s good, and that you should listen to the thing in audio format, or buy it in audio format for someone who hasn’t done so.

The Postmortal

The Postmortal is Drew’s previous novel, a fable about the promise of conquering aging and the perils of getting what you wish for that certain Silicon Valley billionaires apparently didn’t read, but should have. It’s good, and you should read the thing, or buy it for someone who hasn’t done so.

Someone Could Get Hurt

Someone Could Get Hurt isn’t a novel at all; it’s a book about trying to be a decent person, trying to make sure you do a better job with your children than your parents did with you, and coming to terms with the fact that all you can do as a parent is try. For all that it’s very funny, and it’s good, and you should read the thing, or buy it for someone who hasn’t done so.