“A style that can be best likened to body odor”

Alternate title: “A crescendo of blaring sententiousness”

VS

Nemo Wolfe showed me this awesome review from the NY Times book section.  Ouch.  You’d feel sorry for Theroux if he wasn’t such an insufferable jerk.  Just look at him, all smug in his architect glasses and turtleneck.  It’s almost like he’s saying “I shall never EVER get my comeuppance, especially not from a 32 year-old travel writer.”

If you enjoyed this literary savaging, see also: Keillor vs. Levy.

-Norm De Plume

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Published in: on August 26, 2008 at 2:57 pm  Comments (3)  

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