The Stranger Reviews The Strong Man

The Strong Man by Matt Briggs reviewed in The StrangerThe Stranger‘s book critic, Paul Constant, has written a review of The Strong Man.

Like Catch-22The Strong Man looks at the army and sees a laughable sort of institutional insanity, a stew of jargon and bureaucracy and young men wrestling with order, chaos, and mortality. Unlike Joseph Heller’s language, which sings and leaps forward and explores weird avenues at a moment’s notice like the world’s longest Yiddish joke, Briggs’s is full of the terseness and the staccato sentences of Raymond Carver. The difference between Heller and Briggs is in the language, and that difference bespeaks a larger rift between the two.

You can read the entire review here.

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