Books

This much ignorance about literature can only lead to hurt feelings and a whole lot of nonsense.

The Dry

The Dry

I seem to be throwing myself around the literary world of late. I swing wildly from science fiction to detective stuff to post-modern nonsense to literary fiction and...
Dark Matter

Dark Matter

Fuck yeah, time travel! Wait, not time travel? Oh man, this is some multiverse shit, isn't it? It is. And just thinking about it now breaks my brain. And unlike the...
Imagine Me Gone

Imagine Me Gone

Mental illness is a bitch. It's also one of — if not the — favorite topic of just about every single modern literary fiction novel ever. Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder...
Snow Crash

Snow Crash

I know there are some people out there who like this book. I know this because one or two of them recommended it to me. If only I could remember exactly who they were...
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

I came to this novel with very little idea of what it was about. The title, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, doesn’t give any indication. And the cover is...
Eileen

Eileen

I came to Eileen with little to no idea what it was about. I mean, I had a vague notion that it was about a girl or woman named Eileen, but I think the title probably...
Slade House

Slade House

David Mitchell is an interesting author. In theory he generally writes very literary type novels, but then he has this Stephen King / Neil Gaiman streak that brings...
Everything Matters

Everything Matters!

Reading in the world of media over-saturation has become a challenge. I have just too many options, what with on-demand music and podcasts and the ability to download...
Point Omega

Point Omega

It's been a bit since I picked up a Don DeLillo book. Truth be told, there was a time when I picked them up quite a bit. But I've sworn off the whole post-modern thing...
Meet Me In the Bathroom

Meet Me In the Bathroom

This book is the real deal. And, look, man, I know of which I speak. I interned at Capitol Records in 1992, I.R.S. In ‘93. I worked at Interscope in ‘97/‘98 and...
Moonglow

Moonglow

Moonglow is my sixth Michael Chabon book. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that with the exception of Murakami, Vonnegut, Don DeLillo, Stephen King, David ...
The Last Good Kiss

The Last Good Kiss

I really never gave genre fiction a fair shake. I've read it on and off over the years, but it wasn't until the last few years that I figured out that I can't g...
Ready Player One

Ready Player One

I was recommended this book way back before Spielberg decided to make his divisive movie out of it. Because of course he did. I was told, probably based solely ...
Here I Am

Here I Am

Look, man, I'm a Foerhead. Ok, that doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but suffice it to say that I'm a fan of Foer's work and had been waiting with baited br...
Stranger In a Strange Land

Stranger In a Strange Land

I should know better than to read old sci-fi and assume I won’t get annoyed by the fact it is outpaced by reality. In other words, a book like Stranger in a Str...
Before The Fall

Before the Fall

Is he a showrunner or an author? Or an author/novelist who's a showrunner? The man behind such excellently twisted shows as Fargo and Legion breaks out of his o...
The Tiger's Wife

The Tiger’s Wife

No matter how many times I reminded myself that The Tiger's Wife didn't take place in India, (and is actually situated in an unnamed Balkan nation) I would forg...
Tapping the Source

Tapping the Source

So I'd read that Tapping the Source was, in fact, the source material for the movie, Point Break. I mean, sure, there's surfing and some nefarious activity, but...