Book Nook: Ill Will


 We’re back with Book Nook, our Review book club! For the month of October, the Arts & Culture Section will feature a book written by Obies or about the town of Oberlin. You have the chance to read along with us and submit your own review that encapsulates your thoughts about the book. All you have to do is write a few paragraphs — roughly 300 words — with your opinions and send it to [email protected]. You may be published alongside some of our other readers.

This month, we’ll be reading Ill Will by Dan Chaon, a former Creative Writing professor who left Oberlin after his book was optioned for television. The crime novel, set in suburban Cleveland, focuses on protagonist Dustin Tillman. Dustin contends with his familial past and the troubles of one of his patients, both related to unsettling murder, in his work as a psychologist. Ill Will brings to bear issues of memory and delusion, and is guaranteed to send a shiver up your spine. 

We look forward to reading this book with you and hearing your thoughts! Please send submissions by Wednesday, Oct. 30. for publication on Friday, Nov. 1.