Book cover for Reliable Essays

Reliable Essays



23 May 2013
368 pages
Imprint: Picador


He has widened the “tonal range” of criticism, permitting it to be both sober and skittish, learned and lewd, rhetorically rambunctious and epigrammatically concise . . . an intellectual as well as a joker, a wise man as well as a wit.
His writing is impeccably witty, flexible and urbane . . . immensely enjoyable to read. It’s a pleasure to see the metropolitan critic back in action.
He can both get to the heart of a subject and raise a laugh.