James Franco's Book: 'Amazingly … Stories'

franco palo alto 0 James Franco's Book: 'Amazingly ... Stories'Publishers Weekly has released their review of James Franco’s forthcoming short story collection, Palo Alto. It is not a good review.

“The author fails to find anything remotely insightful to say in these 11 amazingly underwhelming stories,” declares PW, adding that several stories read “like Patrick Bateman from American Psycho fell into a Catcher in the Rye remix.”

We find this image confusing (fell into a remix?), but we will be charitable and assume that it is intended to underscore the collection’s “overall failure.” Instead, we elect to focus on a particular adverb choice: “Amazingly.” Even when James Franco fails, he does so to an amazing degree.