Moomin owes much of its unique brilliance to its inversion of traditional argumentation. Whereas it is not unusual for an essay to recourse to fantastic thought experiment to complement its strict reasoning, Moomin builds strictly verisimilar situations out of an aesthetics of wild illogic.
06 Jul 2009
This book combines love of ironic bric-a-brac with love of things that can passed off as “indicies of the post-modern condition”, or something similar.
20 Apr 2009
By the end of both tabloid and book you are forced to abandon your childhood idealism and confess that celebrities are rather trite.
13 Apr 2009
Dahl traps readers between his incredible powers of persuasion and his equally well-trained powers of self-deprecation. The entire experience leaves you saying, “Oh yes I do hate that about America…Oh, I hate myself for thinking that.”
08 Oct 2008
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