Just like the heartfelt verses of “The Blacker the Berry,” Michael Chabon’s novel is a fascinating piece of modern literature, written out of a profound disappointment in himself and the community he lives in.
Some musicians need some time to be enjoyed. Tom Waits is one of those artists, and once you realize the brilliance behind his growling voice, you will find a brilliant lyricist.
In a way unlike all other stories, ghost stories allow us to suspend reality and see things in a dark and twisted manner. It sparks a sense of mysticism in us that we don’t otherwise see in the world and that is something we desire.
Writers argue about whether the novel as a form of true literature is dead. The novel’s future has not yet been cemented. If we can escape the distractions of the age, we can learn to love the novel again.