My review of Chuck Klosterman's latest collection of essays, I Wear the Black Hat, is now up at The New York Journal of Books: I Wear the Black Hat.
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.
A shark attack, a starlet in hiding, a mysterious black box. The opening pages of Stephen Stark's The Final Appearance of America's Favorite Girl Next Door have all the makings of a Hollywood page turner, but the novel's style places the author in a far more literary league. The novel is a hefty one in…Read more Review: The Final Appearance of America’s Favorite Girl Next Door
Anyone who enjoyed last week's interview with Mike Doughty might also enjoy my review of his new memoir, The Book of Drugs, in today's New York Journal of Books.
Let’s get it out in the open: Don DeLillo’s The Angel Esmerelda makes for a great drinking game. If you take a shot every time a character in this collection reaches in vain for a word or ponders its origins, you’ll be on the floor in no time.* “What is it that smells so fantastic?”…Read more More Than Just a Drinking Game
Oct. 6, 2004: I met Jonathan Lethem today, but I accidentally made somewhat of an ass of myself.
I just finished reading Steve Almond's collection of essays, Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life, and I loved it... It's all about the author's love for music and the ways in which being what he terms a drooling fanatic has affected his life for better or for worse (but mostly for better!). Among the…Read more Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life