Thorough Indictment of Brooklyn Books of Wonder

26Sep11

In this essay, Melvin Jules Bukiet calls out books by Brooklyn authors and authors who share the “Brooklyn” ethos that nothing too bad every really happens, kitsch is cool, and nostalgia is useful for dredging up a sentimental, candy-coating of events that lulls readers into a sleepytime twee comfort. I think I agree with him completely.

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