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Me and You and Brad Land

A few points of business before I get to my review of Goat by Brad Land. First, a confession: I can’t write about my family. The thing about families is that everyone has one. Or almost everyone, and not having a family is more interesting than having one. So when you write about your family you have to be able ... Read More »

Great American Novel, Recent Attempts At

This post is about Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace. If you do not want to read a lengthy and spectacularly irresponsible preface about the whole concept of the Great American Novel, please scroll down and skim appropriately. But I guess if you don’t like overlong introductions then you probably aren’t into Infinite Jest. I don’t know. Just read it. ... Read More »