“This isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”
This week I conclude my essay series American Odd by looking at Gilbert Sorrentino’s postmodern masterpiece “Pack of Lies.”
“Buck Studies” is “a potent cocktail of political anger and radical formal experimentation.”
“Last Look” is a cold indictment of pretentious frauds yet an intimate exploration of fear, regret, and failure.
This week I continue my essay series American Odd by looking at “Three Wogs,” by Alexander Theroux, a comic novel about race relations in the UK.
It’s just a collection of outdated Dad Jokes. Don’t bother.
Fouad Laroui casts his eye on Morocco’s dour political legacy with the scalpel-like precision of a social satirist.
This year Seth Kaufman released “The War on Boredom,” a collection of short stories, and “Nuns with Guns,” a social satire on America’s unhealthy gun obsession. I talked with Seth about reality TV, nuns and guns, and the power of network television.
“Nuns with Guns” by Seth Kaufman is a dark satire about 4 nuns, a reality show producer, and a televised gun exchange program. Hilarity ensues.