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Edgar Rice Burroughs Writes to Forrest Ackerman

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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“Inherent Vice” by Thomas Pynchon

Sax von Stroheim writes: Short enough and readable enough that I sailed through it, but I only ever semi-enjoyed it, and, looking back at it, overall, holistically, it’s a bit of a bummer. Pynchon’s Raymond Chandler/Philip K. Dick trip is … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: “Fuck the Prose”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A lot of my students just can’t tell a story. They can write sentences but they don’t know how to make a story go from there all the way through to the end without people dying of … Continue reading

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“Blue Car”

Paleo Retiree writes: The Question Lady and I were in giggly, semi-camp heaven watching this solemn exercise in literary-workshop-style hypersensitivity. Agnes Bruckner stars as a midwestern girl from a sad, broken family who has a knack for poetry; Margaret Colin … Continue reading

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Michael Chabon Likes Genre Fiction, Punts on Endorsing It

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In a recent NYT interview of Michael Chabon for the Book section, the following exchange took place: You can suggest three books to a literary snob who believes genre fiction has no merit. What’s on the list? … Continue reading

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