The American Condition
OK, 2 comments. First - The whole Stoner/Funny Man discussion is great, timely, and most appropriate for our attention. It's nice to want, but there has to be something behind it, something larger than just the Schwinn Stingray with the glitter banana seat, which, by the way, HOW DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT? I was in 6th grade, what can I say. Second - Your column on Lucy Barton and the LBFU. 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖
I read Stoner as part of a reading group several years ago and its simple perfection ruined fiction for me .... I thought I was alone with this feeling until I mentioned it to the guy stacking books at my local Waterstones. He said it had done the same for him. So, yes, an amazing book - but get ready to read non-fiction for a good while afterwards!