March 28, 2013

Even at liberal NPR, this book reviewer wonders whether our culture’s descent into nihilism and narcissism hasn’t gone too far.  The review is entitled “The Apathy In ‘A Thousand Pardons’ Is Hard To Forgive”:

Given that Dee is such a precise, dry and cynical writer — and given the class resentments that his plots stoke — I wonder, not for the first time, why I don’t like his books more. Maybe the answer lies in his distinctive atmosphere: Most of Dee’s key characters are so cool, so jaded, so “whatever” — it’s like they overmedicate.

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Light ≠ Heavy

April 17, 2011

I love villagehatshop.com, but some of these product descriptions read as if they were written by someone whose main job isn’t writing:

“This hat is light in weight and comfortable to wear, unlike heavy bulky hats.”