Books and Bad Habits: I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts
Tonight, I finished reading Mark Dery’s I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts, a collection of essays I came across first on warrenellis.com. The glowing praise it received there inspired me to buy it at once. I am not sorry one bit.
I loved this book. At one point, while reading the book’s second essay – “Gun Play: An American Tragedy in Three Acts” – I laughed so long and hard that I was sure my neighbor would call the cops. It was the laughter of a bitter cynic, you must understand. This is what they mean by “cuttingly humorous:” it’s only funny if you have the ability to laugh at the worst stupidity of your fellow man.
The first section opens with a pondering of zombies and what they mean to us now in post-econ-meltdown days. He had me at zombies.