i didn't love the new one. he's a great writer but it just has the same thing where writers try to write about rock bands where it never feels authentic. maybe it was supposed to be kind of silly bc the whole book was a bit cartoonish but it didn't work for me. having the main characters' band be called "the shits" was emblematic of that, plus all the band members having "band names" - none of that feels like NYC in the early '90s to me.
― na (NA), Wednesday, 26 April 2023 13:20 (five months ago) link