Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on a road trip like no other, a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and cultural advantage.
"extremely entertaining and informative"
Author Etgar Keret is known for his uncanny ability to cover an incredible amount of ground in an extremely short story. His writing is at times funny, satirical, dark, and profound, and his narratives intertwine the obscure and the everyday in creative and surprising ways.
Cheesus Christ, a short story from Suddenly, A Knock on the Door, is no exception. In just ten minutes, narrator Dave Eggers brings us from a man dying in a fast-food restaurant, to the inner thoughts of the restaurant’s manager and later to those of the company’s tortured CEO, then on tour through a doctor’s tragic past, and onto the butterfly effect, all in an enlightening, amusing, and strangely cohesive way. Cheesus Christ will at once leave you thoroughly satisfied and hungry for more from Etgar Keret.