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Et Tu, Babe by Mark Leyner
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Jul 29, 12

Read from July 28 to 29, 2012

A Mark Leyner sentence is a beautiful thing. It starts out like your average sentence but somewhere in the middle takes a plunge into complete lunacy. This book is filled with many, many such sentences, which when piled on top of each other comprise a very funny book.

A lazy comparison would be David Foster Wallace at his most absurd, but that would do no justice to the madness contained here. Leyner doesn't really care about exploring his characters' emotions, nor stirring yours, so the humor might wear a little thin after a while. But there's enough narrative tissue and structural ingenuity that keep it from devolving into joke book material.




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