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Someone Please Explain Why The Goldfinch Is So Good

By brian longtin • Feb 10th, 2014 • Category: reading

For most of this novel we’re stuck following a person who has no goal, no dream, no quest. And his seeming not to care what happens to him enough to do anything about it, ever, made it impossible for me to care either.



A New Perspective: Tenth of December and Gone Girl

By brian longtin • Apr 18th, 2013 • Category: reading

Telling a story from multiple points of view makes two terrific books more than entertaining.



Programming Note: Another Podcast Crossover and More to Come

By brian longtin • Aug 21st, 2012 • Category: reading, side notes

Another guest spot on The Brad Bogner Show, and a promise to return after the long summer off.



5 Odes to Books from a Recent Kindle Convert

By brian longtin • Dec 22nd, 2010 • Category: reading

As I happily move forward into an e-book future, five short love-notes to my bound-paper friends.



High Interest Rate: ‘Downtown Owl’ Deceives, yet Klosterman Delivers

By brian longtin • Feb 18th, 2009 • Category: reading

What makes Klosterman such an interesting writer is a keen eye for human behavior, not just artistic expression. And that’s why ‘Downtown Owl’ works.



Fan Fiction: John Darnielle Mixes Crit with Lit

By brian longtin • Jul 18th, 2008 • Category: reading

The man behind the Mountain Goats makes his book debut with an entry into the 33 1/3 series. But tackling Black Sabbath’s ‘Master of Reality’ in the form of a novella is more than just a novelty.



Seagalian Dialectics

By spencer • Jul 2nd, 2008 • Category: reading

Inevitable synthesis reconciles the clash between the oeuvre and the definitive critical analysis of the works of a modern day master of cinema…Steven Seagal.