A Small Story, Told Well: Mr. Salary by Sally Rooney

                  Sally Rooney is an author who’s career over the last few years has in modern terminology, ‘blown the hell up.’ Her first novel, Normal People was a big ol’ hit that became a big ol’ hit a second time when it was adapted into a Hulu series that was released just around the timeContinue reading “A Small Story, Told Well: Mr. Salary by Sally Rooney”

Victorian Racism and Fish Dongs: ‘Neonomicon’ by Alan Moore

            Ask any ding dong off the street what comes to their mind when they think ‘The Victorian Era’ and they’ll likely talk about prissy, overly dressed English people that don’t have sex. If they know more about the Victorian Era than the average joe, they’ll mention the same stuff above, but also talk aboutContinue reading “Victorian Racism and Fish Dongs: ‘Neonomicon’ by Alan Moore”

Gaze Upon His Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair!: Dril Official “Mr. Ten Years” Anniversary Collection by Dril

            Somehow, after just three weeks of reviewing books, I’m somehow writing about a second whole book based on a Twitter account. The first was The White Man’s Guide to White Male Writers of the Western Canon by Dana Schwartz. It was a solid book of literary trivia written by someone making fun of theContinue reading “Gaze Upon His Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair!: Dril Official “Mr. Ten Years” Anniversary Collection by Dril”

The Version ‘Apocalypse Now’ You’ve Never Heard Of: The Bloody White Baron by James Palmer

          Ever since European men have ventured into parts of Asia, Africa and the Americas that they weren’t invited to, a certain trope has appeared in our collective memory that rears its head again and again in our fiction. A white man goes into the wilderness where he is unaccustomed, slowly goes mad and embracesContinue reading “The Version ‘Apocalypse Now’ You’ve Never Heard Of: The Bloody White Baron by James Palmer”

Bathroom Reading for English Majors: The White Man’s Guide to White Male Writers of the Western Canon by Dana Schwartz

           The humor sections of The New Yorker aren’t funny. Whether it’s the pictures or those bullshit tongue-in-cheek mini-essays they have in there. Pretentious humor can be funny, but these jokes are a six out of ten at best. You rightly deserved to get strangled to death with your watch chain if your snooty assContinue reading “Bathroom Reading for English Majors: The White Man’s Guide to White Male Writers of the Western Canon by Dana Schwartz”

History’s Messiest Bitch Who Loved All The Drama: Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore

            In the early 2000’s, MTV Cribs kicked ass. Apparently that show is still on, I honestly had no idea. Back in the day though, looking at all the crazy nonsense celebrities filled their house with was like gawking at the richest freak in the sideshow. A person acquiring riches seems to breed a levelContinue reading “History’s Messiest Bitch Who Loved All The Drama: Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore”

A Hair’s Breadth from Interesting: Wish by CLAMP

              There are certain genres of fiction that I’ll never really be into, no matter how good individual examples of that genre are. The other week Cindy and I watched Arctic starring Mads Mikkelsen. Think Castaway, but cold. Or The Grey minus the wolves. It’s a typical man vs. nature story while also being chilly.Continue reading “A Hair’s Breadth from Interesting: Wish by CLAMP”

No Dude, That Stripper is Totally Into You: ‘I Date a Hooker’ by Jeff Fischer

             If you need to kill a weekday evening, I can’t recommend highly enough Chapo Traphouse co-host Felix Biderman’s excellent documentary, Fighting in the Age of Loneliness. It’s a fascinating history of the sport of MMA. It’s both a history of the sport as a whole and a philosophical discussion on sanctioned violence as anContinue reading “No Dude, That Stripper is Totally Into You: ‘I Date a Hooker’ by Jeff Fischer”

What If Scott Pilgrim Was Good?: Solanin by Inio Asano

What If Scott Pilgrim Was Good?: Solanin by Inio Asano             I’m kind of kidding with that title. I actually think Edgar Wright’s film, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is pretty solid. It’s no Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead, but it’s funny enough and still looks quitee good. I’m less of a fanContinue reading “What If Scott Pilgrim Was Good?: Solanin by Inio Asano”