Two great phrases

Once in awhile, someone comes up with a phrase that really nails an experience with vivid exactness. This weekend, talking with a new friend about our mutual disgust with the tedious prose of Karl Ove Knausgård  (the author of the biographical novels collectively titled My Struggle), she came up thigh this descriptor: Frat boy Proust, which is really all one needs to say about this over-praised work. It took me at least three or four paragraphs to explain this phrase to my 12-year old niece, but I think I had moderate success. Continue reading “Two great phrases”