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“wallace is the most self-aggrandizing and ultimately boring author i have ever read. he picks topics that are unusual or perhaps takes a different look at the ordinary ... a tact that starts each essay with the thought that this could be interesting. but his interminable footnotes that scream "look at me! look at me! i am a cool author!" ruin any flow and are superfluous and would be better served in the text of the piece. he is obviously a very intelligent and clever writer but seems consumed to reveal that he is uber-cool , perhaps writing from the chelsea hotel in the 70's ... but it all seems like he is just putting on some jazz hands.”
Michael Z wrote this review Sunday, May 4, 2008.