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Jonah Campbell, Food & Trembling

Let's be honest: Jonah Campbell is kind of an ass.

But crucially, it's precisely because he's the kind of ass that he is, that Food & Trembling was and remains such a great read. It's not for everyone, this book, but if it's for you, you'll have a tough time putting it down. His prose is wonderfully variable, though he's self-conscious about the deliberate rough edges and the intentional flights of stylistic wankery that pepper the essays (pieces? tapas plates?) of this collection (sequence? buffet?). I tired of it occasionally, but a brief rest from the book always brought me back cheerfully to it.

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