show #274: will wiles & the search for authenticity

show #274

will wiles is in the house. his books, starting with his debut “care of wooden floors” in 2012, deal with – among many other themes – our longing for authenticity in a world of increasing homogenous conformity. will’s stories reveal the the horror of everyday tasks like caring for someone else’s cats or trying to remove a stray plastic bag from a backyard tree and they [the stories!] do so via delicious prose.

a dragon listens intently as will expands on the inspiration for his novels ….

now listen to the show and find out why american chain hotels are so much scarier [despite the quality of their showers] than kafka’s “the castle” [and don’t forget to pick up will’s latest “plume” simply because drax has become an addict to mr. wiles work]:

more info and links below as every week:

  • the original live stream of last wednesday’s book club:
  • will mentions jorge luis borges [who i love!!!] so if you are not familiar with his work:
  • will also mentions don delillo as a big inspiration so i moved my wiles books right next to him in a prominent spot in the drax shelf …
  • what happened in second life and palm springs in 2019 before corona hit? this did!
  • and if you want to make asiza/toni’s day = check out my latest video and leave a comment. she rocks!
  • 114 harvest in sansar is officially closed as of 9/29 = we had 3 years of fun … what remains is the original teaser …
  • what is next on the sl destination guide video schedule? sandboxes and plenty of them ….

the drax files radio hour is a weekly production of draxtor … and media for all! 

the show is supported by fabeeo breen, ragvr, vinyl, masoom, delacruz industries, journey by debi baskerville, zero-one heavy industries corporation, aeros avatars, time portal, slartist, hextraordinary fine magical goods, bay city you know for kids, botanical, strawberry singh, abranimations, kahruvel design, {what next} and landscapes unlimited.

contact the show via avatar draxfiles or email drax@draxtor.com

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