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Well written farce. Kirn truly understands the ridiculousness found in the Rocky Mountain West. Well worth the read.Published on April 7, 2008 by D. S. Feinberg
Many reviewers here attempt to recount the plot of this story, which is not easy to do in a few words, given the two main characters' frame of reference - a matriarchal religious... Read morePublished on November 20, 2006 by Ronald Scheer
This novel is a bit thin and under-achieving, though it is subversively funny and very observant about some uncomfortable truths in American religion. Read morePublished on April 6, 2006 by doomsdayer520
Walter Kirn is a very amusing writer, and this American fable certainly reflects that. You can read the story synopsis from Publisher's Weekly above, so suffice it to say that this... Read morePublished on April 5, 2006 by Bart King
Kirn has a terrific premise in this book. The first several pages are wonderful. There could be no better time for a book of this sort: using two people from an isolated enclave... Read morePublished on March 5, 2006 by Glenn Miller
I recently heard Mr. Kirn interviewed about his new book by Terry Gross on the NPR program "Fresh Air. Read morePublished on December 15, 2005 by Foster Corbin
A truly top-notch novel by Walter Kirn, possibly his best, that explores the emptiness and tackiness of American culture and society (I know, it's shooting fish in a barrel). Read morePublished on December 8, 2005 by Travis Dubya McGee Bickle