Why is it that non-white prose is always called lyrical? (Unless it's from the Irish, but they are black people in denial anyway.) Am I the only person who feels dismissed by a word whenever his work is described as such?
CHEEVER, A LIFE, by Blake Bailey: Engrossing, maddening, funny but also unbearably sad, Cheever's greatest work of fiction may have been himself
Reading Right Now...
In Hazard, by Richard Hughes
Books Of the Moment
American Rust, by Phillip Meyer
The Liar's Club, by Mary Karr
The Forever War, by Dexter Filkins
Sacred Violence, by Paul W. Kahn
The Pilgrim Hawk, by Glenway Wescott
Rocking My World
GAL COSTA. You get the feeling that the tropicalia subversives were really trying to make a hit with this one, and it's all the better for it. Beck would have to become a scientologist to make this...er...wait a minute....
Other Sonic Obsessions - Hiphop Bebop Don't Stop
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
A tribe Called Qwest - The Low End Theory
A Tribe Called Quest - Peoples Instinctive Travels...