Friday, March 19, 2010

Home Land by Sam Lipsyte

This hilariously acerbic novel is written as a series of over-the-top, extremely candid letters to a high school alumni newsletter. The self-loathing writer of these letters, which he knows will never be published, was nicknamed Teabag when he was a student, and now spends many of his waking hours (when he's not writing letters) "trolling the Internet for pictures of women whose leg warmers have been splattere with semen." Everytime he addresses the Catamounts, it makes me snicker. I saw Lipsyte read from this novel while he was in the process of writing it, and it might have been even funnier than it is on the page.

I'm pretty excited to see that he has a new book out, called The Ask. Definitely need to check it out!

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