Anhedonia. Colson Whitehead may be one of those individuals among us unable to experience pleasure (he describes himself as a citizen of the Republic of Anhedonia), but he sure knows how to deliver pleasure through his writing. I’ve enjoyed his novels, and found his new non-fiction hilarious. In The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death, he relates his experience competing in The World Series of Poker. I laughed at the many characters and their antics, and found Whitehead’s self-deprecating comments the funniest of all. The popularity of poker should draw even more fans to Whitehead’s great writing.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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