August 11, 2004

A derangement of blogs

Leon Wieseltier reviews Nicholson Baker's latest novel, Checkpoint, in the 8/8/04 NYT Book Review. On p. 12, Wieseltier says of Baker's protagonist:

Jay is a deeply unhappy man. His wife has left him, he has lost his job as a high-school teacher, he works as a day laborer and has declared personal bankruptcy, he spends his days reading blogs. (About the deranging influence of blogs Baker makes a sterling point.)

Are we feeling deranged yet?

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Posted by Arnold Zwicky at August 11, 2004 07:07 PM