Introducing our brand new, nonfiction, book club at the Lake Forest Park location.
In 2012 the New York Times Sunday Book Review published a very negative (and very hilarious) front-page evisceration of two works by a young, largely unknown fiction writer. The review sparked much debate and launched a thousand tweets about what a book review can or should do. Condemned for being "mean", a descriptor that I personally feel criticism should never pay heed nor extend an ounce of patience, William Giraldi's scathing summation of a novel and collection of stories by Alix Ohlin ruffled many feathers, albeit almost entirely of the twee, "lives in Brooklyn" variety.
"[He's] like the Rollins of book recommendations." Andy Salzer, Founder, Hiro Clark
"Prudish in genre flexibility." Matthew Stearns, author of Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation (33 1/3)
"Could be the Don Rickles of [his] generation." Logan Fox, Shakespeare & Company
"I could have fun with [him] starving for oxygen in space." Mark Willett, Founder, B • OUT