Category: Breakfast Club

Jay McInerney’s Good Life: The Odeon In Dust

I’m not sure why I like reading Jay McInerney. He’s a moderately popular novelist with a shallow intellectual range and a level-headed narrative tone, and yet I felt inexplicably excited to read his new The Good Life, which is about two married Manhattan couples before and after September 11, … Read the rest

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We Love The 80’s

I try to cover drama here on LitKicks, but the death of acclaimed playwright Wendy Wasserstein made me realize that I’ve never seen, read or heard a line of dialogue from any of her plays. In fact, having once served my time on Wall Street, I know more about her … Read the rest

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Lunar Park: Weird Happenings on Elsinore Lane

Bret Easton Ellis’s Lunar Park is more fun than any novel he’s written before, and it’s easy to see why it’s become one of the hot books of the summer.

A satirical pseudo-autobiography as well as a creepy paranoid thriller, the book glides like a fast dream and keeps you … Read the rest

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Books at the Movies

As you may or may not know, a film version of the Douglas Adams classic, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, is opening in theaters this weekend. I know this book remains a popular favorite among many, so I thought I’d ask what you think about it being adapted … Read the rest

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