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Wasted Beauty

Wasted beauty

Like a dog with a bone, I've been racing through Eric Bogosian's three novels and raving about them on this blog. The first one I came across was his most recent, Perforated Heart, while the second one I read was Mall. Sandwiched in between these two, he wrote Wasted Beauty (2005).   All three novels focus on American culture, and I think it's safe to say it's a fairly scathing perspective. Or as Hillary Frey says, "this is the stuff of ugly … [Read more...]

Criminally addictive

Perforated Heart

Television's Law & Order: Criminal Intent has a character named Capt. Danny Ross. But it turns out that this actor, Eric Bogosian, is actually the author of a criminally addictive novel: Perforated Heart. I was stuck in bed for two days with the flu and had randomly picked this book up from a library shelf, as I tend to do, and I just couldn't put it down.   As I got sucked into this novel, I checked out the dust jacket picture, and lo' and … [Read more...]

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