Archive for the ‘literature’ Category

by The Great White Gypsy I am a David Foster Wallace groupie. There, I said it.  The man has a fairly small body of work; aside from magazine articles, he only wrote two novels and four short story/essay collections before committing suicide in 2008.  Even so, he had already established himself as a genius of […]


by The Great White Gypsy Yeah, I know, you can’t hear that title without singing Tenacious D’s catchy song.  It’s all I heard in my head for the week I was reading this book, though I tried not to let it detract from the story. As with most of his novels, Michael Chabon’s story in […]


by The Great White Gypsy I never really got into comic books.  I’ve always loved superheroes, I know most of the back-stories and storylines, but I only actually read them for a few years, and I stopped when I was 11.  I’ve seen all of the big comic movies the last few years, and most […]


by The Great White Gypsy No, this isn’t one of those “who would win in a fight” questions, or “whose tights are less gay”.  This is a study in archetypes.  The hero, since the days of ancient mythology, has been a figure of human perseverance.  Overcoming external adversities and internal weaknesses is what we all […]


Pariah noun Definition: An outcast. Half the people I know can’t spell pariah, let alone tell you what it means. Which is why it’s so strange that so many people my age make me feel like one. I struggle to find the time for books just like everyone else these days. Fortunately, I ride public […]