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Sloth Paperback – May 3, 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Greenpoint Press (May 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975976060
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975976067
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,095,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark Goldblatt is a novelist, columnist and book reviewer as well as a college professor at Fashion Institute of Technology of the State University of New York.

His controversial first novel, Africa Speaks, a satire of black urban culture, was published in 2002 by The Permanent Press. His second novel, Sloth, a comedic take on postmodernism, was published in June 2010 by Greenpoint Press.

Goldblatt is perhaps best known as a political commentator. He has written hundreds of opinion pieces for a combination of the New York Post, the New York Times, USA Today, the Daily News, Newsday, National Review Online and the American Spectator Online. He has been a guest on the Catherine Crier Show on Court TV and done dozens of radio interviews for stations across the country and in England. His integrity has been called into question by the Village Voice - which should count for something.

Goldblatt's book reviews have appeared in The Common Review, Commentary, Reason Magazine, and the Webzine Ducts. His academic articles have appeared in Philosophy Now, Academic Questions, Sewanee Theological Review, English Renaissance Prose, Issues in Developmental Education 1999, the Encyclopedia of Tudor England and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.

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Just finished reading this and it was very funny and probably the most intelligent novel I've read all year (and so far, I think I've read 45--I'm pretty voracious). The references come fast and furious, the word play is great, and one thing I enjoyed is while the humor can be broad, it is also quite pointed and sharp. Read it and you'll see what I mean. The best thing I can say about the book is that on two occasions I almost missed my train stop because I was so engrossed in the story. The characters are types yet they take on a life--they are believable. I know these people. This is not a book for folks who take academic pretensions too seriously, or who are overly concerned with political correctness to the point that they can't see the humor in taking it too seriously, but independent thinkers should enjoy it very much. Very New York in flavor, which in my book is a plus. One quibble would be with the female characters, who are more cardboard stereotypes than fully fleshed out characters, but then this is a book about male friendship and male obsession, narrated by a man who perhaps has a slight problem with objectifying women, so that could be a function of the narrator's ability to view women. That sentence sounds like I'm hedging, but I'm not. It was purposely vague as the narrator is an ambivalent character. I liked him. And often disliked him.
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Mark Goldblatt's Sloth is like a walk through a hall of mirrors strewn with banana peels. If Nabokov had played the Borscht Belt, he might have written this book. Read it. You won't be disappointed.
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"Sloth" surprised me with each new page. I actually can't get it out of my head.
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I found this book intelligent and fun. Imagine those two words in the same sentence...
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