All I know about this guy is he’s a confessed liar who writes for the “Even the Liberal” The New Republic. Correction, wrote for. Correction and reverting back to the original. He lied for The New Republic. People are upset that he gets a second chance in life. I guess in so far as some people don’t get a first I’d agree. At the same time – at least he’s moved into what he knows best. Fiction. The customer reviewers art Amazon REALLY liked it.
Except the Washington Post panned it under the brilliant headline: Stephen Glass’s novel, More Than Half Empty.
Yet “The Fabulist” is not much of a novel, in any sense of the phrase. For starters, its plot is not the stuff of fiction: It is the barely adorned saga of a fledgling Washington reporter’s misadventures with the truth and the protracted fallout from the discovery of his misdeeds. The reporter in question is still named Stephen Glass, but here he works for a publication called the Washington Weekly, a thinly fictionalized version of the New Republic.
Where the real Stephen Glass managed to perpetrate some semi-plausible inventions as fact, the Stephen Glass of “The Fabulist” specializes in thuddingly broad characterizations of persons and events that would only get by the world’s most oafish editors
What to do with my copy of Stephen Glass’s novel.
Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 has a great opening line: “It was a pleasure to burn.”
Don’t mess with the Rayman.
With an estimated 55,000 copies to be released in the United States, and an unconfirmed number in Canada, Simon & Schuster will likely capitalize on any publicity for a movie from Lions Gate Entertainment about Glass due in cinemas this fall. Shattered Glass was filmed in Montreal and stars Hayden Christensen, the young Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace. The director, Billy Ray, calls it “a cautionary tale — a story about the difference between being a good reporter and being a hot one.” The film was made without any input from Glass.