If Dr. Seuss Books Were Titled According to Their Subtexts
|—||A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole|
I recently finished Tina Fey’s Bossypants. It was a lot of fun. The book mostly consists of short autobiographical essays arranged chronologically. It reminded me a lot of David Sedaris at times, but without any of the smugness and over-preciousness that can sometimes weigh him down.
4 out of 5
Amanda Hocking sells her novels through Amazon, without any publisher or agent, for 3 bucks each. She has almost no overhead and has made millions.
Let’s just say I’m glad I’m no longer in the publishing industry.
I’m really not trying to be snarky here. It’s just that every few weeks I feel like I see something like this post, in which someone waxes poetically about how many fond memories they have with books. I have those too, but I also have them for VHS tapes. I don’t remember anyone being so up in arms about the arrival of DVDs.
The Great Gatsby Game! It’s like Super Mario but with more cultural subtext!
No seriously, it’s a game. You can play it (for free) here.
This is amazing. Even if I do think the book is kinda overrated.
David Foster Wallace: Infinite Jest
Book Review: How I Became a Famous Novelist By Steve Hely
This is a novel about a twentysomething office schlub in Boston who decides to bang out a novel and become a bestselling author in 6 months in order to make his ex-girlfriend jealous at her wedding. It’s the first novel I’ve finished since grad school and I really enjoyed it.
- The Common Man
- Father/Son Relationships
- The Anxiety of Influence
- Pop Culture
- Ladies’ Magazines