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The Disaster Artist

Deep down, what I love most about this story is that it’s an extraordinary tale of the American Dream. Too many people are caught up on The Room because, ‘Oh man, it’s hilarious guys. These people are so bad at acting. The dialogue makes no sense!’ It’s so much more than that, though. It’s about how a man who seemingly came from nothing managed to not only make millions, but to force his way…

Dark Chatter

I enjoy the character of Quicklime Petterson so much because I don’t understand him at all as a person. In fact, I’m feeling confident enough to say that I probably understand him less than any fictional character I’ve read about in the last few years.

Monkey Mind

There’s a lot of depressing material he sort of glosses over, and the more I think about it, the more impressed I am by his ability to recover from the more disconcerting details of his clearly troubled life and present them to us so brazenly. The opening, in which he first describes losing his virginity…

Reviewer Spotlight: Jared Dee

Looking distinguished is important for a writer. It helps others identify us in coffee shops from the people who are just on their laptops for Tumblr, as opposed to us who are writing AND going on Tumblr.

Choke

I really like Victor Mancini as a character, but I have a hard time caring about the situations in which he’s placed. He presents everything he does in this larger-than-life way, and it’s getting to the point where his narrative is just too grand to relate to. It’s as if the plot never quite finds its focal point. Sometimes Victor’s a sex addict. Sometimes he’s an actor. Sometimes he’s the angel…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

It’s excruciatingly hard not to analyze him in the same way I would any other character in a story. Part of me feels guilty, as if I’m touching on something taboo or too sensitive, but with the whole book written…

American Psycho

I’m never sure if a chapter is going to drag me through the most grotesque murder scene I’ve ever read, or if it will simply put me in the middle of a conversation with a bunch of men who can’t decide where to make a dinner reservation. It’s unnervingly hypnotic, and…