The English novel is dying,
there's nothing much elsewhere in the world,
poetry was never any good and is deader than dead,
independent bookstores are withering away and that's okay, because they had an attitude,
pretty much everyone at chain stores are idiots,
and Clare Messud is pretty good.
God, Joseph Epstein is a miserable sod. Someone tell him a joke before he ends it all.
Actually, I really like Emperor's Children, so Clare Messud is pretty damn good.
Posted by Dave