Monday, November 17 2014
John Updike is able to highlight the details of domestic life in a way that turns the mundane into something sacred and significant.
Thursday, January 20 2011
With no girls to flirt with or ask out, how was an all-male prep school boy going to step outside the shadow of his favorite leather-bearing, lipstick-wearing band and establish his heterosexuality? Easy. Take his fandom into the closet and deny, deny, deny.
Sunday, June 21 2009
The narrator's voice -- by turns lyrical and brutal, expansive and introspective -- is White's greatest triumph, elevating what could have been a cliché into a fascinating study of sexual reckoning.