Everything Is Nice

Beating the nice nice nice thing to death (with fluffy pillows)

‘The God Of Dark Laughter’ by Michael Chabon

with one comment

And, once again, precisely zero slipstream on display. This story would be more at home in Chabon’s own anthology, McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales. In fact this is what the whole anthology (so far) resembles, down to the overlapping list of contributors.

‘The God Of Dark Laughter’ is a fun story enlivened as always by Chabon’s wit but it is very much RUMIR *. Ho hum.

Quality: ***
Slipperiness:

* Yes, this is my new favourite word, what of it?

Part of Feeling Very Strange

Advertisements

Written by Martin

7 October 2008 at 22:48

One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. What a stupid, brief dismissal of a brilliant story.
    Your critical assessment: Ho hum.

    Tamern

    22 July 2010 at 20:03


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: