The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions , by Rick Moody. Little, Brown and Company, 323 pages, $24.95.
This may not turn out to be the worst book of 2002, but I bet it’s the only contender written by an acclaimed literary novelist, an ambitious writer, skilled and intelligent, who once seemed on the Read More
Demonology , by Rick Moody. Little, Brown, 306 pages, $24.95.
There is a sense in which reading fiction especially short stories, which by definition must cut quickly to the chase is like eavesdropping. It’s eavesdropping with permission, of course; that’s what the binding means. Nevertheless, most stories represent a conversation the author is having with Read More
Joyful Noise , edited by Rick Moody and Darcey Steinke. Little, Brown & Company, 250 pages, $23.95.
“There is no new thing under the sun.” Ecclesiastes supplies the one-shrug answer to the New Testament, and to anyone who thinks he has something fresh to contribute to the mass of biblical commentary. Readers like me, Read More