Place It On The Shelf Next To Hawke, Ethan
Bookdwarf reports on Macaulay Culkin’s first novel, which the publisher’s catalog describes thus:
In a dizzying kaleidescope of words and images, actor and writer Macaulay Culkin takes readers on a twisted tour to the darkest corners of his fertile imagination. Part memoir, part rant, part comedic tour de force, Junior is full of hard-won wisdom of Culkin’s quest to come to terms with the awesome pressures of childhood mega-stardom and family dysfunction. He understands that “having fun and being happy are two totally different things,” yet at the same times he warns, “the end of the world is coming—and I’m going to have unfinished business.” Searingly honest and brainteasingly inventive, Junior is breathtaking proof that Culkin has found his own utterly original voice.
Now, I know that catalogs are supposed to indulge in hyperbole about the author’s talent, but “brainteasingly inventive”? “Breathtaking proof”? Time to put down that thesaurus.