A Thousand Flappers and Hobbledehoys

not merely superfluous, but ridiculous

Mr. Dawes, Sr. Is Dead

A report from M. Poppins, agent of the crown.

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An Open Letter to the “Unethical Employee” Character in the Business Ethics Training Video

Yeah, the form gives it away–this was a piece rejected by McSweeney’s. I still think it’s pretty funny, though.

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Aspects of the Novel: Review

E.M. Forster’s conversation is entertaining, but, as with all books of this sort, I find his take on writing a little odd and counter-intuitive.

31 October 2019 · Leave a comment

Crime and Punishment: Review

I have lived with a mild fear of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment for most of my adult life.

30 October 2019 · Leave a comment

Team of Rivals: Review

Doris Kearns-Goodwin’s prizewinning biography of Abraham Lincoln and the members of his cabinet is a monument of research and well-crafted prose.

29 October 2019 · Leave a comment

Freedom: Review

Jonathan Franzen’s 2011 novel already feels like it came out of a time capsule. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

28 October 2019 · Leave a comment

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves: Review

This review contains everything you need to know about the book before buying it.

27 October 2019 · Leave a comment

Law School Confidential: Review

The problem with trying to review a book like Law School Confidential is that I won’t know how useful the whole thing was until I go through law school, if … Continue reading

26 October 2019 · Leave a comment

Blue Heaven: Review

Blue Heaven by Joe Keenan is exactly the sort of novel you might expect a Frasier writer to dream up.

25 October 2019 · Leave a comment

Nine Stories: Review

J.D. Salinger is a writer who gets written about so much, we forget how powerful his writing can actually be.

24 October 2019 · Leave a comment

Gilead: Review

Marilynne Robinson’s exploration of faith, history, and world right in front of us is a powerful novel.

23 October 2019 · Leave a comment

A Darker Shade of Magic: Review

V.E. Schwab’s YA fantasy hit has an intriguing world, but it all feels oddly weightless.

22 October 2019 · Leave a comment
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