A Legacy of Annihiliation

Palahniuk takes an expansive approach to the culling song in his book Lullaby. For those who have not read the book, it features a bedtime poem, the recitation of which…

Snowmobiles of Doom

“Every generation wants to be the last.” That is one of the many mantras repeated throughout Lullaby (like I said before, Palahniuk’s literary strategies would fall flat from the pen…

The Plague of “Even”

A devil’s bargain in word processing is the quick-find option. David Lodge foresaw this curse in Small World, when his character Frobisher found, through an old-tyme computer, his unwitting penchant…

Writing…

I liked the TV show Six Feet Under from beginning to end, despite some sluggish periods in the arc of the series. And Alan Ball does have a tendency to…