Maxim Biller, “Love Today”

Found this "translated from the German" advance copy at work. "Love Today" is basically a more depressing, more Teutonic "Modern Love." THE LOWDOWN Published: 2008, 216 pp. Obtained via: Work Date started: 2.20.08 Date finished: 2.24.08 What I liked: Biller very effectively creates a little world in each short story, which is generally less than… Continue reading Maxim Biller, “Love Today”

Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, “Wigfield, the Can-Do Town that Just May Not”

When it comes down to it, this is a book about a man trying to write a book. A man who has a word count of 50,000 to meet and decides to write about the fair people of Wigfield, more of a toxic waste dump than a town, when the state threatens to tear down… Continue reading Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, “Wigfield, the Can-Do Town that Just May Not”

William Gibson, “Spook Country”

After reading William Gibson's last book, "Pattern Recognition," I was stoked to see his next was out really soon. Although "Spook Country" has its moment and is pretty well-developed, it didn't grab me as much as his others have. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2007, 372 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 9.4.07 Date finished: 9.29.07 What… Continue reading William Gibson, “Spook Country”