Steve Martin, “Shopgirl”

I love Steve Martin. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2000, 144 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 9.29.08 Date finished: 10.3.08 What I liked: In this story of a shy glove saleswoman, her slacker friend with benefits and her older admirer, Martin acts as an omnipotent narrator, describing their lives in detail without ego or judgment. What… Continue reading Steve Martin, “Shopgirl”

Jay McInerny, “Bright Lights, Big City”

Even more Bret Easton Ellis-y than Bret Easton Ellis. THE LOWDOWN Published: 1984, 208 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 8.18.08 Date finished: 8.21.08 What I liked: It's like "Catcher in the Rye," if Holden Caulfield worked at The New Yorker and did lots of coke. Good use of the second person, too. What I… Continue reading Jay McInerny, “Bright Lights, Big City”