The Braindead Megaphone

braindead megaphoneGeorge Saunders is predominantly known for his short stories.  And make no mistake, he is the master.  But he is also exceptional at shorter non-fiction stuff, and his collection The Braindead Megaphone is a shining example.  For me, this is because the qualities that make him a good fiction writer carry over into his nonfiction.  Because, for me, all good writing is about the human perspective, and the ability to see and convey perceptions in a unique but still relatable way.  Saunders is one of those talented writers who could make any topic fascinating. Continue reading

Book Review: The Shallows – What The Internet is Doing To Our Brains

the shallows Nicholas CarrDunces,

I’m going to make this a fairly brief review because I want to get off the Internet before my brain changes any more. Just kidding. Sort of.

Nicholas Carr’s book The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing To Our Brains is better than most books of this sort in that it’s not technophobic. Continue reading