Wednesday, January 20 2010
More than half of the titles in this year’s selections offer grim portraits of the human condition, some with more wit and optimism than others, and a surprising number of legendary authors complete the portraiture and theme.
Wednesday, November 5 2014
Geoff Dyer has a knack for compelling the reader to stay with him, even when his characters are unlikeable.
Tuesday, February 28 2012
Geoff Dyer casts a typically idiosyncratic eye over Tarkovsky's Stalker and ends up illuminating more about himself than about the film.
Wednesday, May 25 2011
In a collection of nearly 30 years' worth of work, Geoff Dyer proves himself to be a fascinatingly eclectic writer, but only partially succeeds at tying everything together.
Tuesday, March 8 2011
The doughnut might serve as a figure for much of Geoff Dyer’s writing in this collection: a pleasure to consume, artful and satisfying in many ways, but lacking essential substance.
Thursday, July 23 2009
Two novellas about seeking: in the first, the seeking of pleasure, in the second, of being and nothing.