Sunday, May 1 2011
When I review a book, I like to dog-ear pages that contain interesting passages or noteworthy statements. By the time I was done with Reality Hunger, my paperback was so puffed up by pages that were doubled in width from dog-earing that it looked like I'd dropped it into a hot bath filled with Calgon and then left it to dry on a radiator.
Sunday, February 24 2013
How Literature Saved My Life is a writer lying himself out on an operating table, using art—movies, music, literature—as a scalpel, and somehow managing to spill very little blood.
Thursday, February 4 2010
Shields comes across as an adolescent who has just read, say, 'Beyond Good and Evil' and is eager to try his hand at a grand and earthshaking pronouncement.