Sunday, March 16, 2014

This Dark Road of Mercy by Wiley Cash

I liked it.  Sort of a page-turner.  Simple, good baseball stuff, little noire-ish.  Not as stunning in intent and delivery as his first, A Land More Kind Than Home, but certainly a solid in the category of "The Difficult Second Album."

Monday, March 03, 2014

Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart

I already understand how easily a feeling can become a thought and the other way around. 

On most days I have my head so far up my family's ass I can taste yesterday's borscht

Little Failure: as if The Tin Drum and The Adventures of Augie March has a little funny baby, with photographs, in a good way.

"When a writer is born into a family, the family is finished." Czeslaw Milosz