Books

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

Night

Night

The first thing I did when picking up this book is rip off the Oprah sticker from the cover. Really, does this woman need any…

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

There’s something very something about Ishiguro’s writing. And, no, that isn’t a typo. It’s just me being indecisive about the evocative powers of his writing….

The Neon Bible

The Neon Bible

Yeah, I’m just not feeling this one. I mean, I get it and all, but it feels too much like one of the twelve Tupac…

The Namesake

The Namesake

As is typical of Indian novels, this is a tale of family and all the fucked up things that happen to them. And of course…

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Michael Chabon likes themes. He likes the outsider surrounded by outsiders. I read Wonder Boys a while ago, skipping Chabon’s first novel to concentrate on…

The Moviegoer

The Moviegoer

For a novel called The Moviegoer, there ain’t a whole lot of movie watching going on. I guess Percy was just stuck for a title…

Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless Brooklyn

It’s as if my subconscious didn’t want me to finish this one. I was about three-quarters of the way through when I left it on…

The Ministry of Special Cases

The Ministry of Special Cases

Aw god make the depression stop! I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into when I decided to read this book. Amazon…

A Million Little Pieces

A Million Little Pieces

Let’s just start off by quoting one of my favorite drunk subway riders of all time: “Drugs is bad.” Never has that been as evident…

The Mezzanine

The Mezzanine

In college we did some pretty nerdy stuff. For instance, we named all of the rooms in our fraternity based on that semester’s occupants and…

Me Talk Pretty One Day

Me Talk Pretty One Day

I resisted reading this thing for quite a while. Honestly it wasn’t until I lost a book on the bus that I turned to it…

McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 13

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern Volume 13

So, much to Mrs. Hipster’s chagrin, I decided to subscribe to McSweeney’s literary journal. She thinks all that crap is overly-high-minded, elitist and snobbish. I…

Matchstick Men

Matchstick Men

I had no expectation that this was going to be a great work of literature. I didn’t think it was going to change my life,…

Man Walks Into a Room

Man Walks Into a Room

I had no idea that Nicole Krauss was the wife of Everything Is Illuminated author, Jonathan Safran Foer, before purchasing this book. It proved that I…

The Man In the High Castle

The Man In the High Castle

For some reason I always think of Philip K. Dick as less than when it comes to writing. Like less than in a non-literary way….

A Long Way Down

A Long Way Down

Suicide is not really that funny–at least not in that haha kind of way. It is, however, the subject of an attempt at a witty…

Life of Pi

Life of Pi

My initial feeling before reading this book was that if it was handled incorrectly, it could be a disaster. Worse than being a disaster, it…

Let to a Christian Nation

Letter to a Christian Nation

To call this thing a book is like calling a pamphlet a manifesto. Of course, I guess they do call it a letter right there…

The Lay of the Land

The Lay of the Land

Having read both The Sportswriter and Independence Day (although not in the correct order) it only made sense for me to read this, the third…