Posts Tagged ‘literature’

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 […]


Infinite Summer

24Jun09

Summer is in full swing. The sun’s coming out more, people are busting out the shorts and flip-flops, the girls are rocking the sundresses. Summer is great. And if you’re anything like me, no matter how much time you spend outside, you need a good book with you while you’re getting a tan and pretending […]


by The Great White Gypsy This is a short book about the older of two identical twins. William is just as intelligent as his brother, Clive, but doesn’t apply himself, or go through the standard Freudian stages of childhood with the same speed and grace as his twin. His parents are pop-developmental psychology followers, and […]


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 […]


I know Superhero week was interrupted by the Ashland Film Festival, and we’ve been done for a week, but reading the Watchmen novel took forever, and this is my first literature review, so give me a break.  We’ll have an interesting music review to finish off our superhero craze, and then we’re back to regularly […]


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 […]


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 […]