Afternoon Bites: Band Breakups, Donald Ray Pollock, Penguin paperbacks, and more By Tobias Carroll On September 21, 2011 · Add Comment · In Bites R.E.M. has called it a day. (This, as reactions go, is worth a read.) …and so has Ponytail. There’s a blog dedicated to vintage Penguin paperbacks. Dan Wickett looks at Donald Ray Pollock’s The Devil All the Time.