No sacred cows are spared by Sam Lipsyte's laser wit as he chronicles the analog life and digital times of protagonist Milo Burke. What this means is, rather than a sleek, flashy hi-def 21st century video game, Milo's tale more easily resembles an old-fashioned pinball game. This is not to say that his life isn't firmly planted in these troubled times. Indeed, the uniquely troubled economy of the first decade of the 21st century is arguably a real player, a palpable character in Lipsyte's novel.
It's just that Milo is, well, for lack of a better analogy, analog in a world drowning in digital. He is always just a step outside of - not behind - what is going on around him. Everything he does seems to be accompanied by the imaginary sound of wheezing machinery, grinding gears. It's hard to say whether Milo's first person narrative causes this sensation or if it merely ...
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No Man's Land
by Simon Tolkien
Inspired by the experiences of his grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I.
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