Archive - 2018

The Fun Parts: Stories

The Fun Parts: Stories

author: Sam Lipsyte

name: Steev

average rating: 3.50

book published: 2014

rating: 5

read at: 2018/12/04

date added: 2018/12/04

shelves: own-it, short-fiction, fun

review:
Lipsyte's writing is a bit like a cross between Raymond Carver and Mark Leyner. It's got the darkness, the working-class losers and fuck-ups, and it's got the wacky, the zany, the extreme ADHD-style phrasing. It's hilarious and depressing at the same time. Like life.

Post-Truth

Post-Truth

author: Lee McIntyre

name: Steev

average rating: 4.17

book published:

rating: 5

read at:

date added: 2018/11/30

shelves: own-it, politics

review:

The Average American Male

The Average American Male

author: Chad Kultgen

name: Steev

average rating: 3.45

book published: 2007

rating: 4

read at: 2018/11/25

date added: 2018/11/25

shelves: fun, own-it, novels

review:
In tone this reminds me a lot of American Psycho, only without the ultraviolence. In its dispassionate, dry delivery of the events of the story, it also is reminiscent, to my mind, of Shoplifting from American Apparel. In a way, it's even more poisonous than American Psycho, because the book is even less obvious that it's making a point and that it's a sort of satire, and that as has become increasingly clear, there will always be some audience members of a satire dumb enough to think it's earnest, no matter how obvious the satire appears.

Hence I have mixed feelings about this. How many young men have already read this novel, earnestly, and absorbed its toxic messaging as reinforcing how they think of and treat women?

the baffler #40

the baffler #40

author: Chris Lehmann

name: Steev

average rating: 3.67

book published:

rating: 5

read at: 2018/10/26

date added: 2018/10/26

shelves: fun, politics, own-it

review:
A lot of very topical and important stuff. The Baffler continues to be excellent.

Strong Female Protagonist. Book One (Strong Female Protagonist, #1-4)

Strong Female Protagonist. Book One (Strong Female Protagonist, #1-4)

author: Brennan Lee Mulligan

name: Steev

average rating: 4.06

book published: 2014

rating: 5

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date added: 2018/10/23

shelves: fun

review:

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Five

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Five

author: Brian Wood

name: Steev

average rating: 4.36

book published: 2015

rating: 4

read at: 2018/10/05

date added: 2018/10/05

shelves: after-the-fall, fun, own-it, politics

review:
One of the best graphic novels i've read.

I wish it delved more into the background story of the Free States uprising. This final volume got into that a little, but not nearly enough to quench my thirst.

The posited situation is too similar to current circumstances to not be important to us all.

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Three

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Three

author: Brian Wood

name: Steev

average rating: 4.23

book published: 2014

rating: 4

read at: 2018/09/30

date added: 2018/09/30

shelves: after-the-fall, fun, own-it, politics

review:

DMZ Deluxe Edition Book Four

DMZ Deluxe Edition Book Four

author: Brian Wood

name: Steev

average rating: 4.17

book published: 2015

rating: 4

read at:

date added: 2018/09/30

shelves:

review:

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book One

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book One

author: Brian Wood

name: Steev

average rating: 4.16

book published: 2014

rating: 5

read at:

date added: 2018/09/13

shelves: after-the-fall, fun, own-it, politics

review:

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Two

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Two

author: Brian Wood

name: Steev

average rating: 4.20

book published: 2014

rating: 4

read at:

date added: 2018/09/13

shelves: after-the-fall, fun, own-it, politics

review: