Wednesday, February 4, 2009

bumble bumble bumble

An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England by Brock Clarke
Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
Genre: fiction
Review: This is the longest 300-page book I have ever read. I found it ridiculously pretentious in ways I can't even describe, and overly conceited. If Sam Pulsifer said "I could have said" or "I should have said" I was going to jump into the book and put him in jail myself just for being an idiot. This is an entire book based on the idea that the main character is, in his own words, a "bumbler," and certainly one of the most unsympathetic characters I've come across.

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