A student of mine recently asked whether Billy Pilgrim, the protagonist (for lack of a better word) of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, has, within the context of the narrative (such as it is) really experienced a close encounter with aliens or simply lost his mind. The question is certainly valid. When I first read the…Read more Is Billy Pilgrim Crazy?
To say I'm a Doctor Who fan is a bit of an understatement, as anyone who's read my first book, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy: The Discerning Fan's Guide to Doctor Who, can tell you. So I was rendered somewhat dumbstruck when my wife surprised me with a visit to Brooklyn's The Way Station.…Read more The Greatest Loo in the Galaxy
Here's a short video I put together for my American Lit. II students.
Another semester is now under way, so this will probably be my last review for a little while.
Fans of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Dirk Gently books might enjoy my review of The Salmon Doubt by the late, great Douglas Adams.
I suppose I've been doing a lot of reading lately. My review of Jon Ronson's Lost at Sea is now up at 2paragraphs.
Just a quick note to say that my review of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking is now up at 2Paragraphs.