Each episode exists in a different reality, and each reality, despite being different from one another, isn’t too dissimilar from the present.
The likelihood of finishing so quickly only enhances the resonance: The text itself becomes a moment that can pass.
Maureen Corrigan's deconstruction of the novel in the context of noir, or “hard-boiled” detective fiction, offers a refreshing perspective.
The narrator is not an aloof artist, but someone absurdly tied-up in the daily neuroses of the modern world.
Mizruchi provides analysis that’s offered a bit too much as objective fact.
Friendship may read to many, especially those unfamiliar with New York, as one giant inside joke without a punchline.
Rakoff acknowledges that it takes a lot to make people care.