Saturday, January 23, 2010


Not much has appeared on Blogocentrism of late, but here are some links to things I've written, posted elsewhere: First of all, there's a review of Katharine Weber's entertaining new novel, a take on candy manufacture and family business dynamics in a little town called New Haven, CT: True Confections; then a review of Tim Page's memoir on growing up with Asperger's Syndrome, in the '60s and '70s; then there's some looking back at the future as it appeared in two Terry Gilliam films recently screened at Yale: Brazil (1985) and 12 Monkeys (1995); then there's some thoughts on a challenging one-man show by Kevin Daniels, which kicked-off the new semester at the Yale Cabaret; then, going back pre-holidays, there's my shot at Wally Lamb's attempt to cash-in on the season with a lame holiday story set in a Catholic middle school in CT; and, finally, there's my essay over at Quarterly Conversation on Pynchon's three CA novels.

And I'd like to take this moment to personally thank Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings for kicking the Dallas Cowboys' collective ass last Sunday. Go Purple People!

1 comment:

How said...

The Asperger's book sounds interesting--thanks for your thoughtful review. Despite the (non)mystery quotation at the end, I'm psyched to see people present thoughtful reviews involving this material.