Some fun sized reviews to go with all that fun sized candy you’ll hoard tonight.


The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

a book for all types

exemplar of great novels

perhaps Chabon’s best


 Cannoli Gangster

such a great title

cohesive set of poems

Nicoletti scores


The Cocktail Waitress

posthumous thrill romp

this book is a real fun time

you dig the cover?


 The Ecstasy of Influence

good and varied stuff

Lethem’s set now in PB

don’t miss it again


Silhouettes from Popular Culture

it is what it is

but that excites some people

my buddy loved it


The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice

book full of whimsy

strong characters abound here

picaresque but short