Monday, March 28, 2011

Home Land

Homeland is Sam Lipsyte at his most baroque twisted hilarity. An epistolary novel straight from hell (I’m pretty sure no one was worried about that form, but it is in fine health here if you can call any of this healthy) this features some eccentric ranting and raving, you will love and fear Lewis “Teabag” Miner and his Classmates (“Catamounts”). This is a satire featuring a lot of emotion along with its rage and blistering wit and an unusually strong set of characters and remains stylistically fresh throughout. So this wins on all fronts. Recommend for anyone willing to look the absurdity and ugliness of America in its hilarious face. My favorite funny writer of this generation.

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