Book Pocket Review, Title The Subject Steve, Author Sam Lipsyte, Rating 3.0, Post-modern tale of morality
Is the Subject Steve dying? Aren't we all dying? Is the Subject Steve actually Steve?
This novel is satirical, modern, often mocking the post-modern, with echoes of Kafka, only not so morose. There is a lot of Heller, that is, it is an off-balance story with a good deal of wit, constant word play, and sharp observations that rush at you, with overlapping cultural references, many twenty-first century, but some from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, also. Some of it is laugh-out-loud funny.
All in all, a bit uneven, also like Heller, but definitely a worthwhile read.
Recommended by my daughter-in-law, Jenn. Thanks, Jenn; it is about time I start reading more fiction.