Archive for August, 2010

Look, Listen, Repeat.

Friday, August 13th, 2010

I’m happy to say that I’ve joined the crew at St. Louis Magazine’s Look/Listen blog. I’ll be writing book things, reviews and thoughts and who knows what else. My first bit is a review of Gary Shteyngart’s third novel, Super Sad True Love Story.

Satire as a literary mode of expression is problematic. Speaking of humor generally, I once attempted to suss out the issue with Jensen Whelan by calling it (satire) a drunk who requires something sturdy nearby, lest it falls into a puddle of its own sick. The Shteyngart review is a chance to address the issue a bit more thoroughly.