Friday, September 17, 2004

The History of McSweeney's: A Continuing Saga

Chapter One

Our tale begins in a mansion near Chicago when young David Eggers becomes immersed in the idea of alternative culture. Not the fact of breaking with conglomerates and other top-heavy institutions, mind you-- only the pose of it.

By eighteeen he's become disillusioned.

When he's 21 his parents die, sadly and tragically and . . . but you've read the book.

Inheritance in hand, young disillusioned sad teary-eyed David heads west with the fictional facsimile of his younger brother, "Snooky," along with David's long-time playmate, "Teddy," to spend his fortune.

San Francisco!

(To be continued.)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you hate Eggers because you think he's full of shit, or because he comes from money?
- Pencopal

King said...

??? I don't hate Eggers; he just makes a highly visible target. It's also an easy way to puncture the demi-puppets for whom he's an icon. (They are halfway puppets for whom there is some hope-- the marionette strings may still be able to be cut-- while a full puppet like Jon Franzen is hopelessly captured.)