Consider The Lobster and Other Essays

★★★★★

Review:

An outstanding book, although in places the footnotes get oppressive. It contains mostly journalism of one kind or another—a scathing review of the Adult Video Awards, a portrait of Middle America in the hours after 9/11, a philosophical inquiry into lobster-eating. My favorite, though, is his profile of Sen. John McCain’s 2000 Presidential campaign. The most boring is a very long and heavily footnoted essay on English usage.

★★★★★
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