Jul 10, 2011
This book was such a good read! Read Hard is a collection of essays published in The Believer. The eassays cover a wide range of subjects from public aquariums to Charles Dickens to self-help books on writing to Paul Anka to a trans gender music festival. I didn't read every essay (music criticism is a bit of a yawn to me) but I read a great deal of them - many above average on the interesting scale and a handful that were fucking awesome. I think I need to finally send in for a subscription to the magazine. 8/10.