Friday, April 12, 2013

The Fun Parts

Humor. Intelligent readers who like their humor infused with social satire and the occasional snarky tone are those most likely to enjoy the baker’s dozen stories in a new collection from Sam Lipsyte titled, The Fun Parts. The most interesting characters in these stories have trouble with something: drugs, booze, restraint. I had read some of these stories in The New Yorker, and on a second reading, they retained the fine sharp writing, humor, and efficiency that I loved the first time around. Treat yourself to almost two weeks of reading pleasure if you restrain yourself to one per day. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Fun Parts from

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