New Criticals

"The “problem” is that Satin Island is so utterly enjoyable. It’s a perfect kind of book. It has the internal consistency and air-tightness of a good manifesto. Catnip for the liberal arts graduate, the dilettante philosopher, the disgruntled culture worker. It goes down so easy. Is it wrong to criticize a book for being so perfectly itself? If you think this unfair, thenSatin Island really is the perfection of a form, an expertly produced confection. At the same time, that perfection can be terminal."

Charles Thaxton in Adventures in Candyland