Wednesday, August 27, 2008


It would be blase to state that Absurdistan is simply the most hilarious novel I have likely read since Lucky Jim. The humor of Kinglsey Amis arrives via the collision of middle-class manners and arid academia; douse in gin: repeat, por favor. Conversely the humor of Gary Shteyngart is precisely moral; it is the first world and its fantasies of appropriation and daring which fuel this blistering triumph. True ingestion of this masterpiece must be of a steady bent, I would suggest a pounding pace, actually.


Blogger the feral professor said...

I like the sound of that cocktail

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You wretch!

11:20 AM  

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