A Thousand Flappers and Hobbledehoys

not merely superfluous, but ridiculous

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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The Handmaid’s Tale – Review

This dystopian novel from over 30 years ago feels frighteningly relevant to our current political situation.

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: Review

George R.R. Martin’s collection of novellas set in Westeros’s past are a fun take on Arthurian romance.

21 September 2019 · Leave a comment

Mr. Dawes, Sr. Is Dead

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

20 September 2019 · Leave a comment

We Were Eight Years in Power: Review

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s essay collection shows his growth as a writer over 8 years.

19 September 2019 · Leave a comment

Sharp Objects: Review

Gillian Flynn’s earlier novel is like Garden State written by Patricia Highsmith.

18 September 2019 · Leave a comment

Vacationland: Review

John Hodgman’s latest essay collection is a break from his previous works.

17 September 2019 · Leave a comment

The Man with the Getaway Face: Review

Richard Stark’s second Parker novel gets into a nice groove.

16 September 2019 · Leave a comment

To Say Nothing of the Dog: Review

Re-reading Connie Willis’s novel gave me a new appreciation for it.

15 September 2019 · Leave a comment

David Copperfield: Review

I wish I had more to say about this novel, but all I can really do is love it.

14 September 2019 · Leave a comment

Tishomingo Blues: Review

Elmore Leonard’s famed novel left me a little cold.

13 September 2019 · Leave a comment

It: Review

Stephen King’s 80s small-town epic is a landmark of the cocaine novel.

12 September 2019 · Leave a comment
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