Articles by Jacob Lambert
March 22, 2017
At one point he told me it was, like, a crime thriller? But then at another point, it sounded like he was writing a comedy, but with sports in it. And then he said it was an “elegiac meditation on life,” but when he said it, I’m pretty sure he mispronounced “elegiac.”
February 23, 2017
If you want a guide to how we’ve come to find ourselves in such a bewildering, dangerous place — and to how we might, in the future, avoid such empty hucksters — choose Elmer Gantry. It’s one of Sinclair Lewis’s best. And it’s the story of Donald Trump.
January 23, 2017
Reading is an incredible thing, but it’s a poor substitute for life.
January 9, 2017
That I could have found a book that so enflamed me in such a serene, well-meaning place now seems to me a rude and minor marvel.
December 4, 2016
What better way to distance myself from Donald Trump’s noxiousness than to read about an eerily quiet, snowed-in hotel, written decades before the terms ‘basket of deplorables’ and ‘nasty woman’ entered the vernacular?
November 23, 2016
As a public service, I’m supplying the general public with the following fair-use similes. Sprinkle them throughout your own writing and be amazed by the lift in the overall quality of your work.
October 31, 2016
Here are five absolute chillers that will have you turning pages deep into the night — and are guaranteed to have your teeth a-chattering as you pray for the sun to rise!
October 20, 2016
Cash in hand, I likely lied to my parents about where I was going — playing basketball with friends, not searching for murder-and-misogyny-filled music — and set out.
September 28, 2016
There are simply too many books on our children’s shelves that, through deceptively cheery artwork and sly subversion, are destroying our tots from within.
August 22, 2016
You destroyed Doctorow’s masterpiece; the least you can do is understand my frustration.